|Year : 2022 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 856
Morphology of deposits in an opacified explanted intraocular lens
Mohit Garg1, Dipankar Das2, Harsha Bhattacharjee1
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 Publication||16-Jul-2022|
Dr. Mohit Garg
Sri Sankaradeva Netyralaya, Beltola, Guwahati - 781 028, Assam
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|How to cite this article:|
Garg M, Das D, Bhattacharjee H. Morphology of deposits in an opacified explanted intraocular lens. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022;2:856
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. Photochemical analysis has revealed abundance of calcium, chlorine, sodium and aromatic compounds amongst other elements. 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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