A retrospective series of 117 highly myopic eyes with extracapsular cataract extractions and posterior chamber lens implants is presented. The results are analysed with reference to the current understanding of the complications anticipated. Of particular note is the use of low-powered posteriorly vaulted posterior chamber implants, with and without primary posterior capsulotomy. The results show a low retinal detachment rate (one eye, mean follow-up 12 months); low induced astigmatism (average 0.86 D); low myopic postoperative refraction (median -1.0 D); and high patient satisfaction.
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