Evaluation for cystoid maculopathy after pars plicata lensectomy-vitrectomy for congenital cataracts

Ophthalmology. 1983 Oct;90(10):1201-6. doi: 10.1016/s0161-6420(83)34406-7.


Seventeen patients (25 eyes) who underwent a pars plicata lensectomy and vitrectomy for congenital cataract were evaluated with fluorescein angiography and angioscopy for the presence of cystoid macular edema. Studies were done from 1 month to 7 years after surgery (mean interval, 22.5 months; median interval, 12 months). Except in one eye with questionable grade 1 cystoid macular edema, the authors did not find this complication in any of their patients.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Cataract / congenital*
  • Cataract Extraction / adverse effects*
  • Cataract Extraction / methods
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Lens, Crystalline / surgery*
  • Macular Edema / etiology*
  • Male
  • Visual Acuity
  • Vitrectomy / adverse effects*