Application of capsular bag relaxation for capsular contraction syndrome

  • Authors:
    • De‑Jian Xu
    • Hai‑Jian Wu
    • Ling‑Jie Zhang
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  • Published online on: May 19, 2020     https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2020.8773
  • Pages: 1115-1120
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Abstract

The present study analyzed the surgical method and clinical effects of capsular bag relaxation surgery (CBRS) for the treatment of capsular contraction syndrome (CCS), which usually occurs post‑phacoemulsification. The retrospective case study comprised of a total of 25 patients (25 eyes) who developed CCS after phacoemulsification and subsequently underwent CBRS. Among these patients, 15 patients (15 eyes) received actinoid relaxing incisions and 10 patients (10 eyes) underwent a second continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis. Postoperative naked‑eye visual acuity was determined and compared with preoperative naked‑eye visual acuity. Size changes of the transparent zone of the anterior capsule opening were observed under a slit lamp, as well as the anterior and posterior capsular membrane conditions and position of the intraocular lens (IOL). In addition, the presence of any subjective symptom, including glare or monocular diplopia, was investigated. A final 6‑month postoperative follow‑up was conducted for each patient. Visual acuity of all operated eyes improved to various extents. Notably, glare and monocular diplopia were no longer evident and patients could observe things clearly. Visual differences pre‑ and post‑surgery were statistically significant (u=5.143, P<0.01). In addition, capsular bag shrinkage and relaxation were revealed under a slit lamp, the area of the transparent zone of the anterior capsule opening was expanded and the IOL remained centered. To conclude, CBRS is an effective treatment method for patients with CCS who are not suitable to receive laser treatment.

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Xu, D., Wu, H., & Zhang, L. (2020). Application of capsular bag relaxation for capsular contraction syndrome. Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, 20, 1115-1120. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2020.8773
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Xu, D., Wu, H., Zhang, L."Application of capsular bag relaxation for capsular contraction syndrome". Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 20.2 (2020): 1115-1120.
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Xu, D., Wu, H., Zhang, L."Application of capsular bag relaxation for capsular contraction syndrome". Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 20, no. 2 (2020): 1115-1120. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2020.8773