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June 1978

Pars Plana Approach for Pupillary Membranes

Author Affiliations

From the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, and the Veterans Administration Hospital, Miami, Fla. Dr Treister is now with the Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(6):1014-1016. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910050538008

• Pars plana surgery was performed, using a vitreous infusion suction cutter, for the treatment of after-cataracts, traumatic pupillary membranes, inflammatory pupillary membranes, and various pupillary membranes combined with other posterior segment problems. Surgical complications were minimal. A permanent pupillary opening was achieved in all but one case. Visual success was dependent on the underlying disease. One should not operate during active phases of uveitis.

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