Because of the application of vitreoretinal surgical techniques to a broader range of posterior segment diseases and because cataract develops frequently in postvitrectomy eyes, cataract surgeons should be familiar with the challenges of cataract extraction in vitrectomized eyes. Cataract surgery after pars plana vitrectomy significantly improves visual acuity in 85% of cases, limited by retinal comorbidity and surgical complications. However, despite recent advances, this surgery remains a special challenge. The cataract surgeon can prepare for these challenges with awareness of such potential factors as an excessively mobile posterior capsule, silicon oil removal and special considerations concerning intraocular lens selection and power calculation. And consider the postoperative complications as posterior capsule opacification or refractive errors.
Part of the book: Current Cataract Surgical Techniques