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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 335-336

A unique case of haptic protusion from iris after neodymium-yttrium aluminum garnet laser capsulotomy

1 Senior Resident, Aravind Eye Hospital, Pondicherry, India
2 Medical Consultant, Uvea Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Pondicherry, India
3 Chief Medical Officer, Consultant, Glaucoma Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Pondicherry, India

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S Balamurugan
C/O Aravind Eye Hospital, Cuddalore Main Road, Thavalakuppam, Pondicherry - 605007
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/IJO.IJO_2871_22

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Neodymium-ytrrium aluminium garnet capsulotomy is the gold standard for the treatment of posterior capsular opacification and is most commonly performed as an outpatient procedure. Here, the authors report a rare and probably the first encounter of a complication post laser capsulotomy seen in a 54 years old female who presented with defective vision and pain for 6 months after the procedure. Examination revealed one of the haptics of intraocular lens piercing through the iris into the anterior chamber, causing chronic inflammation leading to cystoid macular edema. The exact position of the intraocular lens and it's haptics were confirmed using anterior segment optical coherence tomography.

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