Factors related to corneal epithelial complications after closed vitrectomy in diabetics.

@article{Foulks1979FactorsRT,
  title={Factors related to corneal epithelial complications after closed vitrectomy in diabetics.},
  author={Gary N. Foulks and Richard A Thoft and Henry D. Perry and Felipe I Tolentino},
  journal={Archives of ophthalmology},
  year={1979},
  volume={97 6},
  pages={1076-8}
}
In a series of 30 vitrectomy patients, postoperative corneal complications developed in 14 (47%). Thirteen (92%) of the 14 patients with complications were diabetic. Other factors that were positively correlated with the development of corneal complications included decreased corneal sensitivity, intraoperative lensectomy, and intraoperative epithelial debridement. The corneal complications involved the epithelium in 11 (78%) of the 14 complicated cases, with involvement of the endothelium (as… CONTINUE READING

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