2006, Number 2
Rev Mex Oftalmol 2006; 80 (2)
Villaseñor DJ, Hernández FF, Martínez FC, Villar KJ
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ABSTRACTPurpose: To evaluate intraoperative and postoperative complications related to visual outcome after cataract surgery in patients with pseudoexfoliation syndrome.
Materials and methods: We retrospectively studied 75 eyes after cataract surgery in patients with pseudoexfoliation syndrome. Correlation between preoperative patient data, intraoperative and postoperative complications, and poor visual outcome was established through multivariate statistical analysis.
Results: Age, iridodonesis, capsular rupture, vitreous loss and IOL displacement were related to poor visual outcome. A multivariate analysis found association between age and poor visual outcome
Conclusions: The patients with pseudoexfoliation syndrome represents a challenge to the cataract surgeon. The best technique in this kind of patients is the phacoemulsification plus IOL implant.