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S. Lee, S. Kim, J. Lee, S. Kim; Long-Term Result of Black Diaphragm Intraocular Lens Implantation After Traumatic Aniridia. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2007;48(13):3156.
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This is a report on the long term follow up of patients who had received black diaphragm intraocular lens implantation after traumatic aniridia.
This is a retrospective study on the long term follow up for more than 50 months of 6 patients who had received black diaphragm intraocular lens implantation after traumatic aniridia.
Out of 6 eyes that we were able to follow up for an average period of 7 years and 8 months(50-115months), bullous keratopathy ocurred in 4 eyes, glaucoma in 3 eyes, extropia in 2 eyes and cystoid macular edema in 1 eye. We performed penetrating keratoplasty in 2 of the 3 eyes suffering from bullous keratopathy, and a Ahmed valve implantation in 2 of the eyes suffering from glaucoma. After the operation, an improvement in visual acuity of greater than 2 letters according to the Snellen chart occurred in 3 eyes and no visual acuity decline groups were present.
The authors recommend care in use of black diaphragm intraocular lens because we also observed severe complications such as bullous keratopathy and glaucoma during long-term follow up.
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