Phacoemulsification surgery and foldable intraocular lens implantation in a child with regressed retinoblastoma

Zelia M.S. Correa, I. M. Marcon, J. J. Augsburger

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Abstract

PURPOSE. The management of retinoblastoma has been shifting toward conservative treatment. Visual preservation has become a concern as tumor regression is achieved. To report the surgical approach and outcome of a radiation-induced cataract in an only eye with regressed retinoblastoma. METHODS. Single case report and review of literature. RESULTS. Small incision sutureless phacoemulsification and implant of an acrylic foldable intraocular lens was performed. Best-corrected visual acuity 1 year after surgery was 20/20. No tumor recurrence has been noted after 27 months of follow-up. CONCLUSIONS. Phacoemulsification and foldable intraocular lens implant seemed to be an appropriate therapeutic option for this case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)821-822
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean journal of ophthalmology
Volume15
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cataract
  • Foldable Iol
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Radiation
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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