MAR 03, 2009
This retrospective study included 149 patients (186 eyes) with various vitreoretinal disorders and visually significant cataract. All eyes underwent clear corneal phacoemulsification, foldable IOL implantation and pars plana vitrectomy. Iatrogenic retinal hole was the most common intraoperative complication (5.3 percent), followed by transient corneal edema (3.2 percent) and posterior capsule break (2.1 percent). Postoperative complications included posterior capsule opacification (21.5 percent), elevated IOP (9.7 percent), macular edema (8.1 percent), fibrinous reaction (6.9 percent), vitreous hemorrhage (3.7 percent), posterior synechiae (3.7 percent) and recurrent retinal detachment (3.2 percent). Visual acuity improved three or more lines in 87.1 percent.