One-step extracapsular cataract extraction and silicone oil-injection in the management of proliferative vitreoretinopathy.
A combined technique of extracapsular cataract extraction and silicone oil injection is described. The anterior capsule is preserved to prevent movement of the silicone oil from the vitreous cavity to the anterior chamber. An anterior chamber tap ensures that the vitreous cavity is completely filled with silicone oil, while a peripheral iridectomy prevents postoperative pupillary block glaucoma.
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