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Frequency of retinal detachment after cataract surgery in highly myopic patients

Author(s): Abdul-Rahman Al Muammar | Dora Al-Harkan | Sultan Al-Rashidy | Sarah Al-Suliman | Ahmed Mousa

Journal: Saudi Medical Journal
ISSN 0379-5284

Volume: 34;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 511;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Objectives: To determine the potential risk factors for retinal detachment after cataract surgery. Methods: In this retrospective cohort study, medical records of patients operated on between 2000 and 2010 at the Department of Ophthalmology, King  Abdulaziz University Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia were retrospectively reviewed for both demographic and clinical data. Cases were identified as having an ocular axial length ≥25 mm, while a control group of 500 eyes (axial length range; 22-24 mm) was sampled. Data were analyzed to compare both groups, and to assess potential risk factors for post-cataract retinal detachment. Results: We reviewed 852 eyes of 721 patients; 352 eyes with documented high myopia were compared with 500 control eyes. After a mean follow up of 45.1 ± 27.9 months, the postoperative mean LogMAR visual acuity significantly differed; 0.51 ± 0.48 for cases and 0.38 ± 0.41 for controls (p
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