Intra-ocular lens opacification in the anterior chamber leading to loss of vision in an adolescent

  • Mrindu Chaudhry BPS Government College for Women, Khanpur Kalan, District - Sonepat (Haryana)
  • Keerti Mundey BPS Government College for Women, Khanpur Kalan, District - Sonepat (Haryana)
  • Shikha Baisakhiya MM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Mullana, District -Ambala (Haryana)
  • Sumita Sethi BPS Government College for Women, Khanpur Kalan, District - Sonepat (Haryana)
Keywords: IOL opacification, hydrophilic lenses, IOL explantation

Abstract

Objective: To report a rare case of intraocular lens (ACIOL) opacification in the anterior chamber in an adolescent and to discuss the possible mechanism of its occurrence and the ways of its prevention.

Case: A 16-year-old male underwent cataract surgery for developmental cataract with placement of a foldable posterior chamber IOL in the anterior chamber. There was subsequent opacification of the IOL, which was replaced by a scleral fixated posterior chamber intraocular lens. The post-operative visual acuity improved to 6/18.

Conclusion: The posterior chamber IOL implanted in the anterior chamber can get opacified possibly due to postoperative intraocular inflammation.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/nepjoph.v6i1.10780  

Nepal J Ophthalmol 2014; 6 (2): 102-104

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2014-07-22
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Chaudhry, M., Mundey, K., Baisakhiya, S., & Sethi, S. (2014). Intra-ocular lens opacification in the anterior chamber leading to loss of vision in an adolescent. Nepalese Journal of Ophthalmology, 6(1), 102-104. https://doi.org/10.3126/nepjoph.v6i1.10780
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