National Outcomes of Cataract Extraction III. Corneal Edema and Transplant Following Inpatient Surgery

Joseph K. Canner, Jonathan C. Javitt, A. Marshall McBean

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Abstract

We analyzed the likelihood of rehospitalization for corneal edema or corneal transplantation in all 338141 Medicare beneficiaries older than 65 years who were admitted to US hospitals for cataract extraction in 1984. The rate of rehospitalization for corneal edema or transplant within 4 years of intracapsular cataract extraction was 1.4%, almost twice the rate associated with extracapsular extraction (0.63%) or phacoemulsification (0.62%; P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1137-1142
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Volume110
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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