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MC Carnahan, JE Kim, MS Ruttum, TB Connor, DP Han; Pars Plicata Lensectomy in Cases of Congenital Cataract and Persistent Fetal Vasculature . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2002;43(13):1252.
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Purpose: To evaluate the outcome after pars plicata lensectomy in children with congenital cataracts (CC) with and without persistent fetal vasculature (PFV). Methods: Retrospective review of all cases of pediatric cataract extraction (CE) from February 1992 to August 2000. Results: Sixteen of 31 eyes identified had PFV. Mean age at CE was 3.1 months and mean follow-up after surgery was 28.4 months. Eight eyes (seven with PFV) experienced complications including increased intraocular pressure and pupillary membrane formation. No eyes with CC required re-operation. Final visual acuity improved in 75% of eyes with PFV and 93% of eyes with CC. Conclusion: Pars plicata lensectomy is a highly successful and safe method of CE for CC.
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