Cataract and intraocular lens implantation after remote trabeculectomy for Sturge-Weber syndrome

Shimon N. Kurtz*, Shlomo Melamed, Michael Blumenthal

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Abstract

A 6-year-old patient with Sturge-Weber syndrome and secondary glaucoma had trabeculectomy and subsequent reconstruction of a shallow anterior chamber. Six months later, a dense fibrin clot and anterior capsule cataract developed, requiring surgery. Using the anterior chamber maintainer technique, extracapsular cataract extraction with posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation was performed. Twelve months later visual acuity was 20/30, intraocular pressure was 14 mm Hg, and the anterior chamber was deep and quiet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)539-541
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Sturge-Weber syndrome
  • anterior chamber maintainer
  • cataract formation
  • cataract surgery
  • trabeculectomy

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