Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 1995;36(3):406-410.
Published online March 1, 1995.
Clinical Analysis of Cataract Extraction in Behcet disease.
Suck Woo Yang, Han Mo Koo, Sung Kun Chung
Department of Ophthalmology, St. Mary's Hospital, Catholic University, Medical College, Seoul, Korea.
Behcet 병에서 백내장 적출술의 임상성적
양석우(Suck Woo Yang),구한모(Han Mo Koo),정성근(Sung Kun Chung)
Retrospective study was conducted in 13 eyes of 9 Behcet's disease patients who have undergone cataract extraction with or without intraocular lens implantation. According to Shimizu's criteria, 5 eyes(55.6%) were classified as incomplete type and 3 eyes(33.3%) as suspect type. Among 13 eyes, only 3 eyes achieved final visual acuity of 0.1 or better and 4 eyes resulted in final visual acuity of 0.01 or worse. Postoperative complications included after-cataract in all 11 eyes which had undergone extracapsular cataract extraction(ECCE) and vitreous opacity in 10 eyes. Our results shows that the visual prognosis after cataract extraction is poor in general, although it may be improved in selected cases if inflammation has been controlled for a sufficient duration.
Key Words: Behcet's disease;Cataract extraction;Visual prognosis

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