Open-angle glaucoma after pars plicata lensectomy and vitrectomy for congenital cataracts

Am J Ophthalmol. 1995 Jan;119(1):103-4. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9394(14)73826-7.


Purpose/methods: We examined an infant with familial cataracts in whom bilateral open-angle glaucoma developed shortly after pars plicata lensectomy with anterior vitrectomy.

Results/conclusions: Some eyes with congenital nuclear cataracts have a predisposition to develop glaucoma after removal of the cataract, which is irrespective of the method chosen to remove the cataract. Careful monitoring of the intraocular pressure is indicated.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cataract / congenital*
  • Cataract Extraction / adverse effects*
  • Cataract Extraction / methods*
  • Glaucoma, Open-Angle / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Lens, Crystalline / surgery*
  • Male
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Vitrectomy / adverse effects*