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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 56-58

Outcome after cataract surgery in patients with traumatic cataract

Department of Ophthalmology, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Rural Medical College, Loni, Maharashtra, India

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Akshay J Bhandari
Department of Ophthalmology, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Rural Medical College, Loni - 413 736, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1110-9173.189074

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Purpose The aim of the study was to investigate visual outcome in patients with traumatic cataract after cataract surgery and to study the various etiological factors. Patients and methods A prospective study was carried out on all patients with traumatic cataract who underwent cataract extraction with primary intraocular lens implantation at a tertiary eye hospital between January 2012 and December 2014. Data were collected on age, sex, preoperative vision, postoperative vision at 3–6 months, and postoperative complications responsible for decreased visual acuity. Results Fifty eyes in 50 patients were studied. The study population comprised 36 male and 14 female patients. The preoperative visual acuity was less than 6/60 in all 50 eyes. The postoperative visual acuity in 28 eyes was 6/6–6/12, whereas 20 eyes had visual acuity of 6/18–6/36 and two eyes had visual acuity less than 6/60. The cause of poor visual acuity was mainly corneal opacity and posterior capsular opacity. Conclusion Our study shows that good visual results can be achieved with traumatic cataract surgery if the posterior segment is not involved and the corneal scar does not block the optical axis.

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