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Filamentary Keratitis Following Cataract Extraction

Filamentary Keratitis Following Cataract Extraction Abstract Filamentary keratitis, a little-known complication of cataract surgery, caused significant symptoms in the patients it affected. In most instances, the filaments disappeared in a week or two with therapy consisting of filament removal with (0.5%) silver nitrate impregnated cotton-tipped applicators. However, in two out of eight patients, the filaments recurred up to four years after surgery, although the visual acuity usually was not significantly affected. References 1. Theodore FH: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Eye and Adnexa . London, Butterworth & Co, 1962, p 240. 2. Wolper J, Laibson PR: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasis (Rendu-Osler-Weber disease) with filamentary keratitis . Arch Ophthalmol 81:272-277, 1969.Crossref 3. Duke-Elder S, Leigh AG: Diseases of the outer eye , in Duke-Elder S (ed.): System of Ophthalmology: Cornea and Sclera . St. Louis, CV Mosby, 1965, p 701. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Filamentary Keratitis Following Cataract Extraction

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1972 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1972.01000030611007
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Abstract

Abstract Filamentary keratitis, a little-known complication of cataract surgery, caused significant symptoms in the patients it affected. In most instances, the filaments disappeared in a week or two with therapy consisting of filament removal with (0.5%) silver nitrate impregnated cotton-tipped applicators. However, in two out of eight patients, the filaments recurred up to four years after surgery, although the visual acuity usually was not significantly affected. References 1. Theodore FH: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Eye and Adnexa . London, Butterworth & Co, 1962, p 240. 2. Wolper J, Laibson PR: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasis (Rendu-Osler-Weber disease) with filamentary keratitis . Arch Ophthalmol 81:272-277, 1969.Crossref 3. Duke-Elder S, Leigh AG: Diseases of the outer eye , in Duke-Elder S (ed.): System of Ophthalmology: Cornea and Sclera . St. Louis, CV Mosby, 1965, p 701.

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 1, 1972

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