Pseudophakic retinal detachments

Retina. 1985 Winter-Spring;5(1):1-4. doi: 10.1097/00006982-198500510-00001.


Primary scleral buckling procedures were performed for rhegmatogenous retinal detachments in a consecutive series of 179 pseudophakic eyes. Most cases involved eyes in which extracapsular surgery had been combined with iridocapsular implants or posterior chamber lenses or in which iris-fixation IOLs were placed following intracapsular surgery. The characteristics of the detachments were similar, regardless of the type of cataract surgery employed, although there was a trend toward an increased incidence of significant preoperative proliferative vitreoretinopathy in the intracapsular cases. Anatomic success rates were greater than 90% in all groups. There was a trend for lower visual acuities following successful surgery in the eyes in which intracapsular surgery had been performed than in those following extracapsular procedures.

MeSH terms

  • Cataract Extraction*
  • Humans
  • Iris / surgery
  • Lenses, Intraocular*
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Retinal Detachment / etiology*
  • Retinal Detachment / surgery
  • Scleral Buckling*
  • Visual Acuity
  • Vitrectomy