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Red Cataract Removal with the Catalys Laser

  Channels: Cataract Surgery | Posted 8/8/2014

An 85-year-old male with one functioning eye presents with a red, hyper-mature cataract. In his right eye, he had a pre-operative uncorrected distance VA 20/50; uncorrected near VA 20/50. The patient reported cataract surgery in the left eye four years prior by another doctor. Complications ensued from a retained nuclear lens fragment, and additional surgery was performed by the same doctor a month later to remove the fragment. The patient stated that he developed secondary glaucoma as a result of an IOL “infection” resulting in blindness in the left eye. The following shows the removal of the cataract with the Catalys laser.

Cataract • Cataract Surgery


Removing a Red Cataract

Johnny L. Gayton, MD

read: CATARACT & REFRACTIVE SURGERY TODAY SEPTEMBER 2014

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