Recovery of visual acuity following the repair of pseudophakic retinal detachment

Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 1988;86:291-306.


Postoperative visual acuities were evaluated in a series of 100 pseudophakic eyes in which rhegmatogenous retinal detachments involved the macula and in which reattachment surgery was successful. Preoperative visual acuity and duration of macular detachment were directly and indirectly related to visual outcome, respectively. Eyes in which extracapsular surgery had been followed by posterior chamber lens implantation had significantly better postoperative visual acuities than cases in which older iris-fixation IOLs were placed following intracapsular procedures.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cataract Extraction
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Lenses, Intraocular
  • Macula Lutea / anatomy & histology
  • Middle Aged
  • Prognosis
  • Retinal Detachment / surgery*
  • Time Factors
  • Visual Acuity*