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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 670-672

Uveitis-glaucoma-hyphema syndrome secondary to an in-the-bag intraocular lens with capsular fibrosis: The perfect storm

1 Department of Ophthalmology, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
2 Department of Ophthalmology, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada; Department of Ophthalmology, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
3 Department of Ophthalmology, University of Montreal; Montreal Glaucoma Institute and Bellevue Ophthalmology Clinics, Montreal, Canada

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Jiaru Liu
1078 rue de la Sucrerie, Montreal, Quebec
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_2038_21

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A patient developed pseudoexfoliative glaucoma and hyphema syndrome with an appropriately placed, in-the-bag single-piece lens. Ultrasound biomicroscopy showed a Soemmering ring, extensive fibrotic bands tethering the capsule to the ciliary body, and localized ciliary body traction. An anterior chamber washout, peeling of the fibrotic bands, and capsular phimosis correction were performed. Uveitis-glaucoma-hyphema syndrome may be caused by a nontilted in-the-bag lens, precipitated by the formation of tractional fibrotic bands, a Soemmering ring, and a predisposition to zonular laxity from pseudoexfoliative syndrome. Surgical peeling of the capsular fibrosis may be the most important factor in preventing recurrent hyphema.

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