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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 175-177

Opacification of intraocular lens: A rare misdiagnosed postoperative façade

Department of Squint, Neuro-Ophthalmology and Pediatric Ophthalmology, Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Government Ophthalmic Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Niranjan Karthik Senthil Kumar
Department of Ophthalmology, Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Government Ophthalmic Hospital, Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_164_20

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Intraocular lens (IOL) opacification can be one of the rare differential diagnoses for delayed decrease in postoperative vision in patients undergoing cataract surgery. A 73-year-old female presented with the complaints of diminished vision in her operated eye 4 years after a surgery for her cataract. After meticulous evaluation, the patient was diagnosed with opacification of IOL, and appropriate IOL exchange was done. The patient regained vision to 6/12. Hence, it is crucial to keep this cause of postoperative decrease in vision and manage accordingly to restore useful vision.

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