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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 116-118

Cosmetic iris prosthesis and severe visual loss

Smt. Jadhavabai Nathmal Singhvee Glaucoma Services, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Lingam Vijaya
Smt Jadhavabai Nathmal Singhvee Glaucoma Services, Sankara Nethralaya, 18 College Road, Chennai - 600 006, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1344_21

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We report a case of a 39-year-old male who presented with bilateral severe diminution of vision, raised intraocular pressures despite maximal therapy, and corneal edema with endothelial decompensation six years following cosmetic iris prosthesis implantation. Right eye had progressed to glaucomatous optic atrophy, while the left eye showed advanced glaucomatous damage. The patient underwent iris implant removal with Ahmed glaucoma valve implantation in the left eye to achieve adequate control of the intraocular pressures. This case report highlights the dangers and risk of serious vision-threatening complications associated with these implants. Patients must be made aware of the possible complications, and their use should be discouraged in normal eyes.

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