Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous: Surgical Treatment

Walter J. Stark, Peggy S. Lindsey, Warren R. Fagadau, Ronald G. Michels

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)452-457
Number of pages6
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983


  • congenital cataract
  • persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous
  • vitrectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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    Stark, W. J., Lindsey, P. S., Fagadau, W. R., & Michels, R. G. (1983). Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous: Surgical Treatment. Ophthalmology, 90(5), 452-457.