A modified extracapsular cataract extraction for pediatric cataracts

A. R. Caputo, S. Guo, R. S. Wagner, W. H. Constad

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We present a modified procedure of extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE) with a small central posterior capsulectomy for pediatric cataracts that is designed to eliminate posterior capsule opacification and to keep open the option of later secondary implantation of a posterior chamber intraocular lens. Of 76 study eyes in which the procedure was performed only three developed posterior capsule opacification. All seven control eyes that had standard ECCE with the posterior capsule left intact developed secondary membranes shortly after surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)396-400
Number of pages5
JournalOphthalmic Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology


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