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Management of Infantile Traumatic Cataract

  Channels: Cataract Surgery | Posted 7/21/2014

This video demonstrates Dr. Verma’s technique of managing infantile traumatic cataract. The 9-month-old patient suffered blunt trauma to her eye from a firecracker injury. After supportive treatment and waiting 15 days for the inflammation to quiet, the patient was posted for surgery under general anesthesia. The capsulorhexis was very difficult to perform due to fibrosis of the anterior capsule and posterior synechiae. Lenticular matter was removed by simple irrigation and aspiration. The surgeon performed a posterior continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis with anterior vitrectomy while keeping in mind the long-term visual outcome. A three-piece IOL was injected into the sulcus. Incisions were sutured with 10–0 nylon. There was no postoperative inflammation, and the patient is doing extremely well.

Cataract • Cataract Surgery • Cataracts • Pediatric • Trauma


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