Fast Five Quiz: Can You Properly Address Cataracts?

Robert H. Graham, MD


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.

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