ISSN 0886-3067

Volume No 36 Issue No 4

Surgical Outcomes of Combined Phacoemulsification and Silicone oil Removal in Post Retinal Detachment Surgery Patients

Purpose: To evaluate the surgical outcomes of Combined Phacoemulsification with IOL implantation and Silicone oil removal in patients with previous retinal surgery. Study Design: Interventional case series. Place and Duration of Study: Al-Ibrahim eye Hospital Karachi from January 2019 to December 2019. Methods: Total 30 eyes of 30 patients between ages of 25 to 65 years, who had retinal detachment surgery with silicone oil used as internal tamponade and later on developed cataract were re-operated once confirming that retinal was attached. The time interval between two surgeries was 8 to 10 months. Phacoemulsification with IOL implantationwas done followed by silicone oil removal by 23-gauge pars plana method. Postoperative follow-ups were done at day 1, 1 month and at 6 months to record visual acuity and retinal status.

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