Intravitreal injections may increase risk of posterior capsule rupture in cataract surgery

When performing cataract surgery in patients treated with intravitreal injections, be aware of the increased risk for posterior capsule rupture and ready to manage it, a surgeon said.
Posterior capsule rupture (PCR) is a common complication of cataract surgery, and multiple intravitreal injections may increase that risk due to mechanical and biochemical effects not yet clarified, Oliver Findl, MD, said at the virtual European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons meeting.
In a recent retrospective study of 4,047 eyes, the PCR rate was 9.3% in patients undergoing injection therapy vs. 1.9%

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