Corneal astigmatic changes after pars plana vitrectomy

H. D. Jampel, J. T. Thompson, M. Nunez, R. G. Michels

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The authors prospectively studied 67 eyes of 64 patients undergoing pars plana vitrectomy without a scleral buckle to determine the effect of surgery on postoperative corneal curvature. An average of 1 D of against-the-rule astigmatism was induced in the immediate postoperative period. The astigmatic change spontaneously regressed to less than 0.15 D by the 7th postoperative week. Pars plana vitrectomy does not induce clinically significant corneal astigmatism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-226
Number of pages4
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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