Author(s): Reed JE, Thomas JV, Lytle RA, Simmons RJ
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Abstract A case of malignant (ciliary block) glaucoma apparently induced by a large posterior chamber intraocular lens (PC-IOL) is presented. The involved eye was small, with an axial length of 21.7 mm and a preoperative refractive error of +8.25 D. An uncomplicated extracapsular cataract extraction with implantation of a PC-IOL with a 7 mm optic was performed. Within 1 week postoperatively, malignant glaucoma developed, for which surgical intervention was required. We recommend avoiding implantation of PC-IOLs with large optics in certain small eyes, since these implants may be more likely than lenses with smaller optics to induce malignant glaucoma in such eyes.
This article was published in Ophthalmic Surg
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology