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JM Ramocki; Posterior Capsular Opacification Formation and Progression After Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery With Posterior Chamber Lens Implantation in CMV Retinitis (AIDS) Eyes Previously Having Received Pars Plana Vitrectomy and Gancilovir Implantation . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2002;43(13):428.
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Purpose: To determine the severity and rate of posterior capsular opacification after cataract surgery performed on AIDS patients with CMV retinitis previously treated with pars plana vitrectomy and ganciclovir implantation. Methods: 11 eyes with CMV retinitis from AIDS developed white cataracts after pars plana vitrectomy with ganciclovir implantation. 9 of these 11 eyes that underwent cataract surgery with posterior chamber lens implantation were followed for the development of posterior capsular opacification. Results: 9 of 9 eyes (100%) undergoing cataract surgery with posterior chamber lens implantation after pars plana vitrectomy and ganciclovir implantation developed posterior capsular opacification rapidly in the postoperative period (large 4 months to 16 months, median 4 months) that was visually significant 100%. Conclusion: Posterior capsular opacification after cataract surgery in pars plana vitrectomized CMV retinitis eyes can contribute to additional significant visual morbidity in the AIDS patient.
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