A Surprising Cause for Corneal Edema after Cataract Surgery: A Missed Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lens Haptic Remnant

Sivan Elyashiv*, Irina Barequet

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We present a case of retained intraocular lens (IOL) haptic segment in the anterior chamber, diagnosed seven months following a reportedly uneventful cataract surgery due to manifestation of inferior corneal edema. Specular microscopy revealed low endothelial counts of 513/mm2. Upon diagnosis, prompt surgical removal of the IOL haptic segment resulted in rapid resolution of the corneal edema within a week. Despite the clearing of the cornea, no improvement in the visual acuity occurred and cystoid macular edema was diagnosed and treated with topical anti-inflammatory agents and two intra-vitreal anti-VEGF injections, followed by complete resolution of ocular findings and improvement of the visual acuity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)450-453
Number of pages4
JournalSeminars in Ophthalmology
Volume30
Issue number5-6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Nov 2015

Keywords

  • Cornea
  • edema
  • haptic
  • retained

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