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Rev Prat. 1993 Sep 15;43(14):1784-6.

[Myopia and cataract].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Service d'ophtalmologie, Hôtel-Dieu, Marseille.


Myopia and cataracts are frequently associated: a cataract may lead to index myopia; high myopia is complicated by the frequent and early development of cataracts. In this case, given the retinal fragility, there are problems in operating techniques and indication. Extra-capsular extraction with in-the-bag implantation is the safest technique. A lens implant of well-calculated strength can best correct a preexistent myopia. The refractive goal varies according to the patient's age and activity. Intra and postoperative complications are rarer than expected with such abnormal eyes. A useful visual acuity can be obtained in 90% of the cases.

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