Instruments designed for pars plana vitrectomy can be used to manage selected complicated congenital cataracts such as those with persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous (PHPV). We have applied closed-eye vitrectomy techniques through a limbal approach in seven eyes with PHPV. A clear pupillary space was achieved in all cases and two eyes achieved useful postoperative vision. The management of children with complicated congenital cataracts, such as with PHPV, is discussed.
- congenital cataract
- persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous
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