Proper wound construction after cataract surgery crucial

Descemet's membrane detachment and posterior wound gape, when they occur, develop very early after cataract surgery and decrease thereafter, while the incidence of posterior wound retraction emerges more slowly but is present in most eyes by 3 years postoperatively.

Li Wang, MD, PhD, presented the findings on behalf of Dr. Koch at the annual meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Koch is professor of ophthalmology at the Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Houston.

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