June 5, 2020 Conference


Association of Posterior Polar Cataract on the Formation of Posterior Capsular Opacification

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Marez Megalla, Yale Ophthalmology (Presenter)
Dr. Ninani Kombo, Yale Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Methods: A retrospective chart review done at a tertiary care center from 2011-2019 was conducted. Patients who had PPC and subsequent cataract extraction without surgical disruption of the posterior capsule were included. Visual acuity prior to and post cataract extraction, type of intraocular lens placed, the development of PCO, time to formation, and severity of PCO were assessed. Unpaired t-test was used for statistical analysis. Results: Of 179 patients identified, 80 patients met inclusion criteria. There was about equal prevalence of PPC among males and females. Time to follow up ranged from 1 month to 60 months. All lenses placed were acrylic. There was a low rate of PCO formation among our patient population and most were not visually significant. Conclusions: The rate of formation of visually significant PCO after successful surgical extraction of PPC is low.
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