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Ann Ophthalmol. 1988 Oct;20(10):403-5.

Pseudophakic and aphakic pupillary block.

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Dept. of Ophthalmology, Beilinson Medical Center, Petah Tiqva, Israel.

Abstract

Fifteen eyes of 14 patients who underwent cataract extraction surgery with or without lens implantation developed pupillary block. Six lenses were of the anterior-chamber type, two of the posterior-chamber, and four of the iris-clip Binkhorst type; three were simple aphakic eyes. Ocular hypertension was present in 12 eyes; while in three eyes, the pupillary block was detected by biomicroscopic examination. In order to relieve the block, we performed one of the following three procedures: laser (yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG), argon, or krypton) iridotomy, YAG laser photodisruption of the anterior vitreous face, or pars plana vitrectomy.

PMID:
3207316
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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