Phacoemulsification in total white cataract with Stevens-Johnson syndrome

Vasavada, Abhay R.; Dholakia, Sheena A.
March 2007
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology;Mar2007, Vol. 55 Issue 2, p146
Academic Journal
journal article
Cataract surgery with Stevens-Johnson syndrome (S-J) is associated with a high incidence of complications and can worsen the primary disease. We report a case of phacoemulsification of a total, white cataract barely visible through the vascularized, keratinized cornea in the only seeing eye of a patient with S-J syndrome. We describe the intra-operative difficulties encountered during phacoemulsification and the surgical tools and techniques employed to overcome the surgical difficulties. The postoperative course was uneventful and the patient regained useful, navigational vision.


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