Author(s): Yasuda A, Ohkoshi K, Orihara Y, Kusano Y, Sakuma A,
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Abstract PURPOSE: To report the clinical and histological findings of a luxated intraocular lens (IOL) in the capsular bag. METHODS: Review of a case. RESULTS: Twenty-three months after a triple procedure of vitrectomy, phacoemulsification, and IOL implantation for diabetic vitreous hemorrhage and cataract, the encapsulated IOL spontaneously luxated. Scanning electron microscopy showed sparsely distributed anterior and equatorial zonules, with only a few posterior zonules on the surface of the removed capusular bag. CONCLUSION: The absence of the anterior hyaloid membrane and posterior zonules and contraction of the lens capsule may cause dialysis of the zonules. Therefore, the anterior hyaloid membrane should be left in place in patients at low risk for the development of postoperative proliferation to maintain the long-term stability of the IOL.
This article was published in Am J Ophthalmol
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology