|Year : 2021 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 870
Intraocular lens calcification following phacotrabeculectomy in aniridic glaucoma
Prasanna Venkataraman, Paul E G Nithila, Neethu Mohan
Aravind Eye Hospital, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
|Date of Web Publication||09-Oct-2021|
Dr. Prasanna Venkataraman
Aravind Eye Hospital, Poonamallee High Road, Noombal, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600 077
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Venkataraman P, Nithila PE, Mohan N. Intraocular lens calcification following phacotrabeculectomy in aniridic glaucoma. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2021;1:870
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Venkataraman P, Nithila PE, Mohan N. Intraocular lens calcification following phacotrabeculectomy in aniridic glaucoma. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Oct 28];1:870. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2021/1/4/870/327712
A 34-year-old aniridic patient presented with defective vision in the right eye (RE) (20/200). He had undergone combined phacotrabeculectomy 2 years back. The RE showed an in-the-bag intraocular lens (IOL) with white flaky calcifications [Figure 1]a and open posterior capsule. The anterior segment optical coherence tomography confirmed the same with calcifications more on the anterior IOL surface [Figure 1]b.
|Figure 1: (a) Slit lamp retroillumination image showing dense calcifications on intraocular lens with open posterior capsule. (b) Anterior segment optical coherence tomography showing intraocular lens calcification|
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IOL calcification is a rare complication following intraocular surgery necessitating IOL exchange. Though the exact pathomechanism is unclear, the use of Mitomycin-C during trabeculectomy, breakdown of blood-ocular barrier, ophthalmic viscosurgical devices, and raised intraocular pressure have been implicated in the pathogenesis.,
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