Acute cataract development in a 43-year-old woman after an ultrasound eyelid-tightening procedure

Nadav Levinger, Irina Barequet, Eliya Levinger, Shalhevet Goldfeather Ben Zaken, Shmuel Levinger

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this article is to describe a severe side effect presentation of a bilateral cataract after treatment with intense focused ultrasound (IFUS) and subsequent uneventful cataract surgery. Observations: A 43-year-old woman presented to the emergency room with decreased visual acuity several hours after undergoing an eyelid-tightening procedure using IFUS. The patient's vision was decreased (R>L), a result of an acute cataract, which had an unusual appearance and consistency. Several weeks later, visual acuity had decreased further in the right eye to 20/400 and the patient underwent uneventful laser-assisted cataract surgery with intraocular lens implantation, which resulted in full visual recovery. Conclusions and importance: This case emphasizes the need for particular attention to possible side effects resulting from periocular IFUS, including severe ocular impact requiring surgical intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101226
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Volume24
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2021

Keywords

  • Cataract
  • Eyelid-tightening
  • FLACS
  • Intense focused ultrasound

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