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Outcomes of cataract surgery in Microophthalmia

Saima Majid, Asim Ateeq, Sadia Bukhari, Munawar Hussain


Objective: To find out outcomes of cataract surgery with Microophthalmia in children less than two years.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted at Al-Ibrahim Eye Hospital, Karachi from January 2016 to August 2017. It included thirty micro ophthalmic eyes of infants with visually significant cataract of age less than two years who had cataract surgery without intraocular lens implantation. Axial length of globe was 19 mm or less in all thirty eyes of seventeen infants. in which thirteen infants had bilateral cataract and four had unilateral cataract.

Result: Thirty Simple Micro ophthalmic eyes from seventeen patients having visually significant congenital cataract were studied. Thirteen had bilateral cataract and four had unilateral cataract. Mean preoperative IOP was 9.0±1.2 mmHg and postoperative IOP after three months was 10.9±3.2 mmHg. Three patients had secondary capsular opacification 17.6%. Two patients had posterior synachae 11.8% after three months.

Conclusion: The results suggest that cataract surgery in simple microophthalmia is safe procedure. Postoperative complications in this study were within acceptable limits. Long term study with intraocular lens is required to confirm our observation.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.346.14622

How to cite this:Majid S, Ateeq A, Bukari S, Hussain M. Outcomes of cataract surgery in Microophthalmia. Pak J Med Sci. 2018;34(6):1525-1528.   doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.346.14622

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