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Weekend Bytes - Vitreous prolapse!

-Vitreous prolapse or loss is a condition in which the vitreous gel becomes displaced beyond the posterior capsule into the anterior segment of the eye.

-Surgical complication of cataract surgery that can induce macular edema, corneal decompensation, glaucoma, and retinal detachment.

Possible risk factors during surgery:

-Age <40 years.


-Deep set eyes.

-High myopia.

-Previous history of vitreous loss.

-PC tear.

-Nd:Yag capsulotomy in pseudophakics.


-IOP control.

-Anterior vitrectomy.

-Pars plana vitrectomy (most beneficial).

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