Poster Berna Ozkan

Purpose:

To compare the postoperative anterior segment complications in patients who had pars plana vitrectomy versus pars plana vitrectomy combined with cataract surgery.

Methods:

Medical records of 84 patients of who underwent pars plana vitrectomy with previous had cataract surgery (sequential group) and 88 patient who underwent pars plana vitrectomy combined with cataract surgery (combined group) were reviewed retrospectively. Duration of corneal edema, duration of epithelial defects, fibrinoid membranes anterior or posterior to intraocular lens, posterior synechia, posterior capsule opacity, pupillary capture, pupillary block, hyphema, presence of silicone oil in anterior chamber were compared between the groups.

Results:

Indications for pars plana vitrectomy and intraocular tamponades used in each group were not statistically significantly different. The rate of posterior synechia was statistically significantly higher in combined group than in the sequential group. The rate of silicone oil was statistically significantly higher in the sequential group.

Conclusion:

Pars plana vitrectomy combined with cataract surgery is associated with higher rate of posterior synechia. However it is less associated with the presence of silicone oil in the anterior chamber.