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B. Smith, R.G. Lane, N. Pefkaros, H. Lee, D. Schindler, C. Regillo; A Comparison of Outcomes of Vitrectomy for Retained Lens Fragments 1991–2002 . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2004;45(13):2013.
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Purpose: To compare outcomes after vitrectomy for retained lens fragments between 1991 and 2002 Methods: All cases of vitrectomy for retained lens material performed at Wills Eye Hospital from January 2001 to December 2002 were retrospectively reviewed. These cases were compared to a similar series from Wills covering 1991–1994. Results: 115 eyes from 114 patients were included. Excluding patients with pre–existing retinal disease, 20/40 or better vision was achieved in 68.6% of patients. 5.9% of patients had visual acuity of worse than 20/400, compared to 15% in the previous study. 11 patients (9.5%) had retinal detachment compared to 19 eyes (16%) in the 1996 study. Conclusions: Retinal detachment rates and visual results have improved over the last decade at Wills Eye Hospital. Better outcomes may be the result of improved techniques and equipment.
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