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    Management of Cataract Associated with Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous

    By Jagat Ram, MBBS; Simar Rajan Singh, MBBS; Rohit Gupta, MS; Sonam Yangzes, MD; Surbhi Khurana, MBBS, MS; Aniruddha Agarwal, MBBS; Parul Chawla Gupta, MS; Ramandeep Singh, MBBS
    Video Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
    Cataract/Anterior Segment, Pediatric Ophth/Strabismus

    In this surgical video, Dr. Jagat Ram and colleagues describe the management of cataracts associated with persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous (PHPV). Before the IOL can safely be implanted, they recommend beginning with a continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis followed by a posterior capsulotomy and limited anterior vitrectomy. Dr. Ram demonstrates how to perform this procedure on pediatric patients with limited anterior persistent fetal vasculature, a diffuse white cataract or a densely vascularized membrane and thin stalk.

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