JAN 28, 2020
Cataract/Anterior Segment, Complications, Retina/Vitreous
In this 1-Minute Video, Dr. Carl Regillo describes the importance of timing in the management of retained lens material. To get the best outcomes, retained lens material should be removed within 1 to 3 weeks of the cataract complication. The timeframe depends on several factors, including elevated IOP, corneal edema, inflammation or additional complications such as retinal detachment. Once factors are brought under control, the retina specialist should try to plan the vitrectomy operation within the following week. This timeline may be expedited in urgent cases, such as those with suspected or confirmed retinal detachment.
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