Three-Year Incidence and Factors Associated With Posterior Capsule Opacification After Cataract Surgery: The Australian Prospective Cataract Surgery and Age-related Macular Degeneration Study – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To assess 3-year incidence and associated factors of posterior capsule opacification (PCO) after phacoemulsification surgery.Design: Cohort study.Methods: A total of 1934 consecutive patients aged ≥64 years undergoing phacoemulsification surgery at Westmead Hospital were recruited, of whom 1495 (77.3%) had retroillumination anterior segment images taken of the surgical eyes after 1 month and at a further postoperative visit within 3 years. Severe PCO was defined if the view of the optic disc was obscured, or neodymium–yttrium-aluminum-garnet capsulotomy was performed. Cumulative incidence of PCO was estimated using Kaplan-Meier methods. Associations of PCO with surgeon groups and different types of implanted intraocular lenses (IOLs) (Read more...)

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