Clinical outcome of 23g Trans-Conjunctival pars plana vitrectomy:A prospective comparison of Phaco-Vitrectomywith only vitrectomy in phakic eyes

Haroon Tayyab, Asad Aslam Khan, Rana Muhammad Mohsin Javaid

Abstract


Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety profile of combined phacoemulsification with 23G pars plana vitrectomy when compared to pars plana vitrectomy alone in phakic patients.

Methods: This study was performed at Al-Ehsan Eye Hospital (tertiary care eye hospital in Lahore, Pakistan) from January 2016 to August 2016. A total of 40 eyes in two equal groups of 20 eyes each, were enrolled in this prospective study. Group-A underwent combined phaco-vitrectomy, whereas Group-B underwent vitrectomy only for various vitreoretinal pathologies. We evaluated the safety of combined surgery, intra-operative and postoperative complications and short term surgical outcome.

Results: The most common reason for vitreoretinal intervention was rhegmatogenous retinal detachment followed by vitreous haemorrhage in combined study population. There was statistically significant difference in best corrected visual acuity pre-operatively and post operatively within the groups and between the groups. The most significant immediate post operative observation in Group-A was enhanced anterior chamber inflammation as compared to Group-B, whereas most signification observation in Group-B was development of visually significant cataract (35%) at 6 months follow-up. There was no other significant sequel or complication difference between both groups.

Conclusions: Combined phaco-vitrectomy is a safe and effective procedure with minimum complication profile and it avoids the need of subsequent cataract surgery.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.335.13430

How to cite this:Tayyab H, Khan AA, Javaid RMM. Clinical outcome of 23g Trans-Conjunctival pars plana vitrectomy: A prospective comparison of Phaco-Vitrectomy with only vitrectomy in phakic eyes. Pak J Med Sci. 2017;33(5):1123-1127.   doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.335.13430

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