Iritis with destabilization of the intraocular pressure due to dislocation of a posterior chamber intraocular lens.

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Summary of "Iritis with destabilization of the intraocular pressure due to dislocation of a posterior chamber intraocular lens."

This report concerns the case of a 67-year-old male patient who underwent uncomplicated phacoemulsification with implantation of a posterior chamber intraocular lens (IOL). After an interval of 2 months the patient developed iritis together with an uncontrollable increase in intraocular pressure. After a detailed examination a dislocated haptic of the IOL was identified as the cause of the symptoms. The dislocation had led to uveitis-glaucoma-hyphema syndrome although no hemorrhage was observed. In addition to this complication the haptic had arroded the zonular complex which made implantation of an anterior chamber lens necessary. Although improvements in operating techniques, lens materials and designs have been made uveitis-glaucoma-hyphema syndrome has to be kept in mind. Surgical intervention is the only therapeutic option.


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Name: Der Ophthalmologe : Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
ISSN: 1433-0423


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