Complications of retained nuclear fragments in the anterior chamber after phacoemulsification with posterior chamber lens implant

G. M. Bohigian, S. A. Wexler

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Abstract

PURPOSE: We report two cases in which retained nuclear fragments in the anterior chamber after phacoemulsification and posterior chamber lens implant resulted in intraocular complications. METHODS: Case reports. RESULTS: In two eyes of two patients, retained nuclear fragments resulted in minimal anterior chamber reaction but substantial corneal edema and reduced visual acuity. Topical anti-inflammatory medications did not alter the postoperative course. Improvement occurred only when the nuclear fragments were surgically removed. CONCLUSIONS: Retained nuclear fragments in the anterior chamber can cause corneal edema and reduced vision that may be reversed by removing the fragments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)546-547
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Volume123
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

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