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R.A. Bueno-Garcia, O. Baca, V. Regina, D. Viggiano, R. Jaramillo; Phacoemulsification and Posterior Chamber IOL Implant for the Treatment of High Myopia . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2003;44(13):2570.
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Purpose: to evaluated a visual rehabilitation after phacoemulsification and posterior chamber (PC) IOL implantation in patients with high myopia. Methods: 22 eyes of 13 patients received surgical treatment with phacoemulsification with IOL implant in the Cornea and Refractive Surgery department "Fundación Hospital Oftalmológico Nuestra Señora de la Luz, I.A.P.", between May 2000 to October 2002. We filed the following data from each patient: pre and postoperative visual acuity (VA) with manifest and cycloplegic refractation, axial length pre and postoperative keratometry, type of IOL, and any fundus evidence of pathology. Results: Mean follow up period was 10 months. postoperative complication were not seen in any patients. A total of 86.3% of patients achieved un corrected visual acuity of 20/100 or better. Conclusions: Nowadays, patients with high myopia have better alternatives for visual rehabilitation, with less amount of complications due to the security that offers phacoemulsification with posterior chamber IOL implantation. This surgery is excellent for myopic patients older than 40 years old.
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