SMALL-GAUGE VITRECTOMY DOES NOT PROTECT AGAINST NUCLEAR SCLEROTIC CATARACT

@article{Almony2012SMALLGAUGEVD,
  title={SMALL-GAUGE VITRECTOMY DOES NOT PROTECT AGAINST NUCLEAR SCLEROTIC CATARACT},
  author={Arghavan Almony and Nancy M Holekamp and Fang Bai and Ying Bo Shui and David C. Beebe},
  journal={Retina},
  year={2012},
  volume={32},
  pages={499-505}
}
Purpose: To determine whether the gauge of vitrectomy instrumentation is associated with the progression of nuclear sclerotic cataract. Methods: A prospective interventional and observational study of patients undergoing vitrectomy surgery for various retinal conditions. Patients had Scheimpflug lens photography in the operated and fellow eye at baseline and at 6 months and 12 months after vitrectomy surgery. Results: Of 42 eyes included in the analysis, 11 had 20-gauge surgery, 22 had 23-gauge… 
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