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2006 Series -  August 15, 2006 Lecture 20 of 52  NEXT»

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A patient is referred to you by an outside ophthalmologist.  The patient recently underwent a successful cataract surgery to remove a dense white cataract.  Unfortunately, two months after surgery, the patientís best refracted visual acuity is still 20/400 despite a totally normal examination of the anterior segment.  The outside ophthalmologist wants your opinion on what is limiting the patientís vision. On exam, you see the above and order an OCT.

Which of the following most likely explains the patientís limited visual acuity?

a. chronic cystoid macular edema
b. retained lens material
c. macular hole
  d. clinically significant macular edema from uncontrolled diabetes

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