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

Advantages:

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

Methods:

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.