[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
May 1988

Extracapsular Cataract Extraction Using a Temporal Limbal Approach After Filtering Operations

Author Affiliations

From King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1988;106(5):608-610. doi:10.1001/archopht.1988.01060130662021

• We reviewed the charts of 29 patients who underwent extracapsular cataract extraction after filtering surgery. Seven of these patients also had simultaneous implantation of a posterior chamber intraocular lens. All eyes were operated on using a temporal limbal approach. The median postoperative follow-up was 13 months. There was no statistically significant difference between the preoperative and postoperative intraocular pressures, but there tended to be an increase in the number of antiglaucoma medications administered postoperatively. None of these patients, however, required further surgery for intraocular pressure control.