Combined phacoemulsification and removal of gas following macular hole surgery.
Smith HB., Sabrosa NA., Patton N., MacLaren RE.
We describe a technique for combined fluid-gas exchange and phacoemulsification 2 weeks after macular hole surgery to achieve rapid visual rehabilitation. The procedure uses a standard cataract set and requires minimal vitreoretinal expertise. We encountered no significant complications and obtained long-term outcomes comparable to those with conventional management.