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G.H. Davis, W. Mieler, E. Holz; Outcomes of Three Port Lens Sparing Vitrectromy for Stage 4A and 4B retinopathy of prematurity detachments . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2004;45(13):4060.
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Purpose: To asses the lens clarity of patients undergoing three–port lens–sparing vitrectomy in tractional stage 4 detachments in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) Design: Retrospective, noncomparitive case series Methods: We reviewed consecutive cases from one surgeon using three–port lens–sparing vitrectomy for stage 4 detachments in ROP Results: Less than 3% of eyes undergoing vitrectomy developed cataracts following three–port vitrectomy. There were no occurences of hypotony or the need to increase intraocular pressure during the procedure Conclusions: Three–port vitrectomy is an effective alternative to two–port vitrectomy in ROP detachments yielding a low incidence of cataract formation.
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