J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  1995 Mar;36(3):406-410.

Clinical Analysis of Cataract Extraction in Behcet disease

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, St. Mary's Hospital, Catholic University, Medical College, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Retrospective study was conducted in 13 eyes of 9 Behcet's disease patients who have undergone cataract extraction with or without intraocular lens implantation. According to Shimizu's criteria, 5 eyes(55.6%) were classified as incomplete type and 3 eyes(33.3%) as suspect type. Among 13 eyes, only 3 eyes achieved final visual acuity of 0.1 or better and 4 eyes resulted in final visual acuity of 0.01 or worse. Postoperative complications included after-cataract in all 11 eyes which had undergone extracapsular cataract extraction(ECCE) and vitreous opacity in 10 eyes. Our results shows that the visual prognosis after cataract extraction is poor in general, although it may be improved in selected cases if inflammation has been controlled for a sufficient duration.

Keyword

Behcet's disease; Cataract extraction; Visual prognosis

MeSH Terms

Behcet Syndrome*
Cataract Extraction*
Cataract*
Humans
Inflammation
Lens Implantation, Intraocular
Postoperative Complications
Prognosis
Retrospective Studies
Visual Acuity
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