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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 855

Posterior intraocular lens surface opacification - An atypical visual axis opacification


Department of Ophthalmology, Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Date of Web Publication16-Jul-2022

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Dr. Amber A Bhayana
Dr R P Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi - 110 029
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_389_22

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Bhayana AA, Khokhar SK, Rawat J, Prasad P, Lakshmikanth S. Posterior intraocular lens surface opacification - An atypical visual axis opacification. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022;2:855

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Bhayana AA, Khokhar SK, Rawat J, Prasad P, Lakshmikanth S. Posterior intraocular lens surface opacification - An atypical visual axis opacification. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Oct 6];2:855. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2022/2/3/855/351186



A 50-year-old otherwise healthy female, operated for cataract five years back, was found to have an opacity on her intraocular lens (IOL) on routine examination [Figure 1]a. The position of the opacity was confirmed to be on the posterior IOL surface, on anterior segment optical coherence tomography (ASOCT) [Figure 1]b. The opacity was localized on the posterior IOL surface, well-separated from the clear posterior capsule [Figure 1]b, and seemed to have been limited in dimensions over the past five years [Figure 1]a. We believe a mechanical impact from either the IOL inserting plunger or the IOL holding forceps could have changed the monomer-polymer relations at the site causing a localized opacity on the IOL. We propose it to be a different subset of visual axis opacification (VAO).[1]
Figure 1: (a) Slit-lamp photograph showing opacification (arrow); (b) anterior segment optical coherence tomography (ASOCT) showing the same opacification (arrow)

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Shrestha UD, Shrestha MK. Visual axis opacification in children following paediatric cataract surgery. JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc 2014;521024-30.  Back to cited text no. 1
    


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