Home > Journals > Minerva Oftalmologica > Past Issues > Minerva Oftalmologica 2002 March;44(1) > Minerva Oftalmologica 2002 March;44(1):39-42

CURRENT ISSUE
 

ARTICLE TOOLS

Reprints

MINERVA OFTALMOLOGICA

A Journal on Ophthalmology


eTOC

 

  CONTACT LENS


Minerva Oftalmologica 2002 March;44(1):39-42

Copyright © 2002 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Clear lens phacoemulsification for correction of high myopia

Pucci V., Tappainer F., Morselli S.


PDF  


A critical review of the literature and personal data about the clear lens extraction with posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation (IOL) in case of high myopia is presented. The authors suggest clear lens phacoemulsification and IOL implantation in eyes with a myopia more than 12 diopters. No serious intraoperative complication occurred. Uncorrected visual acuity improved in all cases. The mean postoperative best corrected visual acuity improved by an average of 1 line. One case (4%) of postoperative retinal detachment occurred during a mean postoperative follow-up of 42 months. The authors consider this technique effective, with an acceptable predictability and a low rate of complications, but suggest a careful evaluation of retinal periphery by indirect ophthalmoscopy to avoid postoperative retinal detachment.

top of page

Publication History

Cite this article as

Corresponding author e-mail