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July 1990

Cataract Surgery in Nanophthalmic Eyes

Author Affiliations

From the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and Harvard Medical School, Boston.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108(7):965-967. doi:10.1001/archopht.1990.01070090067041

• 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.