Author(s): Plsson S, Nystrm A, Sjdell L, Jakobsson G, Byhr E,
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Abstract PURPOSE: To evaluate the outcome of combined cataract surgery with primary intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) in children with uveitis. METHODS: Data regarding visual acuity (VA), inflammatory status, medical therapy, and complications was collected from the medical charts of 17 children (21 eyes) with chronic uveitis who underwent combined cataract surgery and PPV at the Eye Clinic, Sahlgrenska/Mölndal, between 2002 and 2011. RESULTS: Seventy-six percent of the children had juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Median preoperative VA was 1.70 logMAR and median VA after 12 months was 0.17 logMAR. Postoperatively, glaucoma developed in 7 eyes, cystoid macular edema in 3 eyes, and visual axis opacification requiring treatment in 5 eyes. CONCLUSIONS: Although combined phacoemulsification, primary IOL implantation, and PPV in children with uveitis resulted in favorable visual outcome and stable inflammation in a majority of children, the technique should so far be reserved for uveitic cases with vitreous pathology.
This article was published in Ocul Immunol Inflamm
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology