Surgical treatment of subluxated lenses in children

David Plager, M. M. Parks, E. M. Helveston, F. D. Ellis

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Background: Surgical removal of subluxated lenses has traditionally been discouraged because of concerns about poor surgical results and unacceptably high complication rates. Methods: The authors reviewed the surgical results of 29 eyes in 15 consecutive patients who were operated on for subluxated lenses. Results: Best-corrected visual acuity improved in all 29 eyes and was limited only by amblyopia. There were no significant complications in follow- up ranging from 5 months to 12 years. Conclusion: Modern surgical techniques using vitrectomy instruments allow the vitreous to be handled more effectively and have led to improved results and lower complication rates. Surgery for subluxated lenses can be done effectively and safely when indicated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1018-1023
Number of pages6
JournalOphthalmology
Volume99
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1992

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Lenses
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Vitrectomy
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Plager, D., Parks, M. M., Helveston, E. M., & Ellis, F. D. (1992). Surgical treatment of subluxated lenses in children. Ophthalmology, 99(7), 1018-1023.

Surgical treatment of subluxated lenses in children. / Plager, David; Parks, M. M.; Helveston, E. M.; Ellis, F. D.

In: Ophthalmology, Vol. 99, No. 7, 1992, p. 1018-1023.

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Plager, D, Parks, MM, Helveston, EM & Ellis, FD 1992, 'Surgical treatment of subluxated lenses in children', Ophthalmology, vol. 99, no. 7, pp. 1018-1023.
Plager D, Parks MM, Helveston EM, Ellis FD. Surgical treatment of subluxated lenses in children. Ophthalmology. 1992;99(7):1018-1023.
Plager, David ; Parks, M. M. ; Helveston, E. M. ; Ellis, F. D. / Surgical treatment of subluxated lenses in children. In: Ophthalmology. 1992 ; Vol. 99, No. 7. pp. 1018-1023.
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