Pars plana capsulovitrectomy for posterior capsular opacification in children

Sandip Mitra*, Anuradha Ganesh

*Corresponding author for this work

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Posterior capsular opacification (PCO) is a common complication following cataract surgery in the pediatric age group. Despite various techniques to prevent its occurrence, cases often require postoperative Nd:YAG laser capsulotomy. Cases with PCO are described in which the Nd:YAG laser was ineffective in clearing the visual axis and pars plana capsulovitrectomy was performed to penetrate the thick pupillary membranes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-331
Number of pages5
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology


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