Cataract Surgery as a Risk Factor for Retinal Detachment in Very Highly Myopic Eyes

Guido Ripandelli, Cecilia Scassa, Vincenzo Parisi, Daniela Gazzaniga, Donald J. D'Amico, Mario Stirpe

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Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate the incidence of retinal detachment (RD) after cataract surgery performed by phacoemulsification in very highly myopic eyes. Design: Retrospective, paired-eye, case-control trial. Participants and Intervention: We assessed the development of RD in 930 eyes from 930 subjects (mean age = 62.5 ± 8.5 years) affected by very high myopia (between -15 and -30 diopters) undergoing cataract surgery after uncomplicated phacoemulsification (cataract - subjected [CS] eyes). Fellow eyes served as controls. Follow-up was 36 months. Main Outcome Measure: Detachment of the retina. Results: Retinal detachment was observed in 8.0% of CS eyes compared with 1.2% of control eyes (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2355-2361
Number of pages7
JournalOphthalmology
Volume110
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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