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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 50

Intraocular lens opacification

Department of Glaucoma, Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Guwahati, Assam, India

Date of Submission29-May-2019
Date of Acceptance09-Jun-2019
Date of Web Publication04-Mar-2020

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mayuri Borgohain
Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, 96 Basistha Road, Guwahati - 781 028, Assam
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_46_19

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Borgohain M, Tayab S, Sarma P, Sangma CA, Paul S. Intraocular lens opacification. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res 2020;58:50

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Borgohain M, Tayab S, Sarma P, Sangma CA, Paul S. Intraocular lens opacification. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res [serial online] 2020 [cited 2023 Feb 8];58:50. Available from: https://www.tnoajosr.com/text.asp?2020/58/1/50/280002

A 61-year-old patient reported with blurred vision in the right eye for 1 year, with no remarkable systemic illness. The right eye was pseudophakic with best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) 6/9, N6, operated 3 years back elsewhere. On slit-lamp examination, white opalescent foldable intraocular lens (IOL) was noted in the bag [Figure 1]. Posterior segment was seen very hazily; ultrasound was done which was normal. A diagnosis of opacification of IOL was made.
Figure 1: Opacification of intraocular lens

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Various types of optic opacification have been reported.[1] Histopathological studies have shown the presence of calcium granules.[2] It is important to differentiate IOL opacification from posterior capsule opacification for proper management.[3]

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Pandey SK, Werner L, Apple DJ, Kaskaloglu M. Hydrophilic acrylic intraocular lens optic and haptics opacification in a diabetic patient: Bilateral case report and clinicopathologic correlation. Ophthalmology 2002;109:2042-51.  Back to cited text no. 2
Haymore J, Zaidman G, Werner L, Mamalis N, Hamilton S, Cook J, et al. Misdiagnosis of hydrophilic acrylic intraocular lens optic opacification: Report of 8 cases with the memoryLens. Ophthalmology 2007;114:1689-95.  Back to cited text no. 3


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