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Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Jul;130(7):908-13. doi: 10.1001/archophthalmol.2011.1425.

Combined posterior chamber intraocular lens, vitrectomy, Retisert, and pars plana tube in noninfectious uveitis.

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Kresge Eye Institute, Division of Vitreoretinal Surgery, Department of Ophthalmology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the safety and efficacy of combined cataract extraction, posterior chamber intraocular lens placement, pars plana vitrectomy, fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant (Retisert), and Ahmed valves with pars plana tube (CPR-PT) in eyes with chronic, posterior, noninfectious uveitis.

METHODS:

Retrospective study of patients who underwent CPR-PT. Outcome measures included visual acuity, intraocular pressure, inflammation, and complications.

RESULTS:

Eight eyes were included, with a mean follow-up of 18 months. Mean visual acuity improved from 1.89 to 0.14 logMAR (Snellen, counting fingers at 2 ft [0.6 m]) to 20/30; P=.01). Mean intraocular pressure remained stable at 16 to 17 mm Hg (P=.35). The number of glaucoma medications per eye decreased from 2.9 to 0.25 (P=.01). Systemic prednisone therapy was discontinued in all patients by 9 months postoperatively. Inflammation was well controlled in all eyes.

CONCLUSION:

The CPR-PT procedure allows rapid visual rehabilitation without major short-term complications.

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