April 21, 2017 Conference


Oops- the dropped nucleus from the posterior segment surgeon's perspective

Mr. Frank J. McCabe (Presenter)
Speaker Session Topic
Retained lens material can be a significant complication after cataract surgery, occurring in 0.3-1.1% of cases. This surgical complication can lead to visual loss from corneal edema, glaucoma, cystoid macular edema and retinal detachment. This presentation will address intra-operative management of retained lens fragments from the anterior segment surgeon's perspective, including initial IOL implantation. The retinal surgeon's approach to managing this complication will be outlined, including medical management, timing of retinal intervention and small-gauge vitrectomy for the dropped nucleus. Fortunately, if this complication is handled appropriately, most patients will have good outcomes.