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OPHTHALMIC IMAGE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 856

Morphology of deposits in an opacified explanted intraocular lens


1 Department of Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Beltola, Guwahati, Assam, India
2 Department of Uvea and Ocular Pathology, Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Beltola, Guwahati, Assam, India

Date of Web Publication16-Jul-2022

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Dr. Mohit Garg
Sri Sankaradeva Netyralaya, Beltola, Guwahati - 781 028, Assam
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_332_22

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Garg M, Das D, Bhattacharjee H. Morphology of deposits in an opacified explanted intraocular lens. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022;2:856

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Garg M, Das D, Bhattacharjee H. Morphology of deposits in an opacified explanted intraocular lens. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Aug 19];2:856. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2022/2/3/856/351180



Explanted opacified IOL specimen from a sixty-year old patient was studied under high magnification. The sediments were distributed densely in the centre with a clear periphery. Morphologically they were round, conical with volcano like crater in the centre [Figure 1]. IOL opacification has been reported to originate from a combination of different factors related to IOLs' manufacturing, packaging, surgical techniques, and lastly patient conditions.[1] Photochemical analysis has revealed abundance of calcium, chlorine, sodium and aromatic compounds amongst other elements.[2] Further studies are required in order to completely understand the pathogenesis of IOL opacification as it leads to significant visual deterioration in the patients.
Figure 1: (a) High-magnification image of explanted hydrophilic lens showing distribution of the deposits on anterior surface of the lens, more in the center (red star) with a clear periphery (white star). (b) High magnification image showing round, conical deposits with a volcano-like crater in the center

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Neuhann IM, Kleinmann G, Apple DJ. A new classification of calcification of intraocular lenses. Ophthalmology 2008;115:73-9.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
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Tarnawska D, Balin K, Jastrzębska M, Talik A, Wrzalik R. Physicochemical analysis of sediments formed on the surface of hydrophilic intraocular lens after descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasty. Materials 2020;13:4145.  Back to cited text no. 2
    


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