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January 1992

Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lens Implantation Combined With Lensectomy-Vitrectomy and Intraretinal Foreign-Body Removal

Author Affiliations

From the Wake Forest University Eye Center, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1992;110(1):127-129. doi:10.1001/archopht.1992.01080130129042

• Two patients with intraretinal foreign bodies and traumatic cataracts were treated with pars plana lensectomy, vitrectomy, and removal of the foreign body. In each case, it was technically possible to preserve the anterior capsule despite small but obvious rents caused by the foreign body. This allowed support for the placement of a posterior chamber intraocular lens at the time of the initial repair. Posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation may be a useful adjunctive step in the treatment of selected patients with intraocular foreign bodies.

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