Aphakic cystoid macular edema in children

Arch Ophthalmol. 1981 Feb;99(2):249-52. doi: 10.1001/archopht.1981.03930010251005.


Twenty-five eyes of 18 pediatric patients (aged 7 1/2 months to 14 years 8 months) who had had cataract extractions were examined for evidence of cystoid macular edema (CME) with fluorescein angiography. No patient showed CME when studied from five weeks to four years after surgery. One patient with Peter's anomaly, glaucoma, and chronic iridocyclitis had intense fluorescence of the aqueous and vitreous that precluded evaluation of the macula. Even if this patient is assumed to have had CME, its incidence in our population of aphakic pediatric patients was no more than 4%.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Aphakia, Postcataract / complications*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Edema / diagnosis
  • Edema / etiology*
  • Female
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Macula Lutea*
  • Male
  • Postoperative Complications / diagnosis
  • Retinal Diseases / diagnosis
  • Retinal Diseases / etiology