Sevil Karaman, Hülya Güngel, Isil Pasaoglu (Osmaniye, Turkey)


After pars plana vitrectomy cataract development is seen often. Phacoemulsification in vitrectomized eyes is challenging. Combined surgery has advantages preoperatively and postoperatively.


46 patients underwent pars plana vitrectomy combined with phacoemulsification (by HG) were examined. Functional and anatomic successes were determined.

Effectiveness / Safety:

3 of 46 patients required surgery more than once. At final visit all of the patients had anatomical success. Only one patient had silicone oil tamponade finally.

Take home message:

Pars plana vitrectomy combined with phacoemulsification is an efficient and successful surgery in phakic rhegmatogenous retinal detachments, whether the patient has cataract or not.