Author(s): Meyers SM, Klein R, Chandra S, Myers FL. Unplanned extracapsular cataract extraction in postvitrectomy eyes. Am J Ophthalmol. 1978 Nov;86(5):624-6. PMID 309730
Journal: American Journal Of Ophthalmology, Volume 86, Issue 5, Nov 1978
A 70-year-old man, a 59-year-old woman, and a 57-year-old woman underwent pars plana vitrectomy. In all three cases, cataracts developed in the eyes that had been operated on. During cataract extraction, which included massage of the globe after retrobulbar anesthesia and a conventional ab externo incision, loss of lens material into the vitreous cavity occurred in all three postvitrectomy eyes.