• Cataract surgery in nanophthalmic eyes may be complicated by postoperative uveal effusion. Evidence is presented that prophylactic lamellar scleral resection with decompression of the vortex veins, performed 2 months or more prior to cataract extraction, may reduce the incidence of this severe complication. A randomized study to determine the benefit of such prophylaxis is advocated.
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