Extracapsular cataract extraction: prognosis and complications with and without posterior-chamber lens implantations

Ann Ophthalmol. 1987 Sep;19(9):329-33.


Four-hundred-and-sixteen eyes that underwent cataract extraction over six years were analyzed. Extracapsular cataract extraction with posterior-chamber intraocular lens implantation (PCIOL) was performed in 186 eyes and extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE) alone was performed in 230 eyes. The complications and visual acuity were compared in the two groups. The PCIOL group showed a low incidence of postoperative complications. In addition, there were no cases of corneal edema; retinal detachment occurred in 1.33%; cystoid macular edema occurred in 2.67%; and visual acuity recovered to 20/40 or better in 96.67% of eyes. The incidence of complications in the ECCE group was slightly higher.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cataract Extraction*
  • Humans
  • Lenses, Intraocular*
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology*
  • Prognosis
  • Visual Acuity