Fast Five Quiz: Can You Properly Address Cataracts?

Robert H. Graham, MD

Disclosures

July 22, 2015

Although the myriad of postoperative complications has led to the decline in popularity and use of ICCE, it still can be used in cases where zonular integrity is too severely impaired to allow successful lens removal and intraocular lens implantation in extracapsular cataract extraction. Furthermore, ICCE can be performed in remote areas where more sophisticated equipment is not available.

ICCE is contraindicated absolutely in children and young adults with cataracts and in patients with traumatic capsular rupture. Relative contraindications include high myopia, Marfan syndrome, morgagnian cataracts, and vitreous presenting in the anterior chamber.

For more on the treatment of senile cataract, read here.

Related Resources

Comments

3090D553-9492-4563-8681-AD288FA52ACE
Comments on Medscape are moderated and should be professional in tone and on topic. You must declare any conflicts of interest related to your comments and responses. Please see our Commenting Guide for further information. We reserve the right to remove posts at our sole discretion.
Post as:

processing....