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June 1987

Cystoid Macular Edema and Corneal-Relaxing Incisions

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Sun City, AZ

Arch Ophthalmol. 1987;105(6):742. doi:10.1001/archopht.1987.01060060020006

To the Editor.  —In the January 1987 issue of the Archives, there is a report by Carter et al1 entitled "Cystoid Macular Edema Following Corneal-Relaxing Incisions."I believe that it would be very inadequate to present these cases in this context without emphasizing several facts. The first point, which is alluded to by the authors, is that certainly any type of inflammatory reaction or iritis is well known to occur after operative cataract surgery with cystoid macular edema. The first case reported by the authors could duly be considered an intraoperative procedure since it had a macroperforation sufficient to require several sutures of the cornea as well as the subsequent iritis, which required topical steroid treatment.The second case involved a Leiske anterior chamber intraocular lens, and it has been my experience as well as that of many other people and has been alluded to in reports by Apple

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