Articles: PDF OnlyVisual outcome of cataract extraction and lens implantation complicated by vitreous lossBalent, Alvan M.D.; Civerchia, Linda L. M.D.*; Mohamadi, Parivash M.D.Author Information Fort Lauderdale, Florida *Reprint requests to Linda L. Civerchia, M.D., 2540 N.E. 9th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery: March 1988 - Volume 14 - Issue 2 - p 158-160 doi: 10.1016/S0886-3350(88)80089-0 Free Metrics Abstract A retrospective study of 62 cases of planned extracapsular cataract extraction with intraocular lens implantation complicated by vitreous loss revealed a visual outcome of 20/20 to 20/40 in 34 eyes (54.8%), 20/50 to 20/80 in 16 eyes (25.S%), 20/100 to 20/400 in six eyes (9.7%), and worse than 20/400 in six eyes (9.7%). If preexisting ocular diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration are eliminated, 77.3% achieved a visual acuity of 20/40 or better. © Williams & Wilkins 1988. All Rights Reserved.