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Paola Salvetti, Darakhshanda Khurram, Avinash Gurbaxani; Cystoid macular oedema in paediatric aphakia and pseudophakia: Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) results.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2016;57(12):1991.
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To assess the incidence of cystoid macular oedema (CMO) following lensectomy, anterior vitrectomy (limbal), and primary posterior capsulorhexis after surgery for congenital and developmental cataract.
A retrospective study was carried out on 15 children (18 eyes), who had cataract extraction, posterior capsulorhexis, anterior vitrectomy, and in-the-bag IOL implantation. The presence of CME was evaluated 1 week and 4 to 6 weeks after surgery using Optical Coherence Topography. (Spectralis, Heidelberg Engeneering)
Optical coherence topography was performed 1 week after surgery in all eyes and after 1 month in 15 eyes (83.3%). No eye demonstrated the presence of CME on OCT.
Cystoid macular edema did not occur in the early period after peadiatric cataract surgery using current surgical techniques. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a non-contact medical imaging technology and is a useful tool for detecting CME in children after cataract surgery.
This is an abstract that was submitted for the 2016 ARVO Annual Meeting, held in Seattle, Wash., May 1-5, 2016.
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