Surgery for IOL dislocation in patients with pseudoexfoliation yields minimal complications
Patients with pseudoexfoliation who underwent surgery for IOL dislocation could have better visual outcomes and minimal complications, according to a study.
The corrected distance visual acuity improved for all eyes, from a mean of 0.78 logMAR ± 0.50 preoperatively to a mean of 0.35 ± 0.31 logMAR at follow-up (P < .0001). IOP was reduced by 4.2 mm Hg at follow-up (P < .0001), although there was no significant difference in mean IOP between eyes that underwent IOL exchange and those that underwent IOL repositioning, according to the authors.
No significant complications occurred intraoperatively. Postoperative complications that occurred most frequently were a decrease in IOP to 5 mm Hg or lower, or an increase to 30 mm Hg or higher.
The glaucoma medication requirement remained stable in comparison to preoperative levels (P > .05)
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