Histopathological findings in necropsy eyes with intraocular lenses.

Daniel Albert // Publications // Jun 01 1985

PubMed ID: 4005213

Author(s): McMahon MS, Weiss JS, Riedel KG, Albert DM. Histopathological findings in necropsy eyes with intraocular lenses. Br J Ophthalmol. 1985 Jun;69(6):452-8. PMID 4005213

Journal: The British Journal Of Ophthalmology, Volume 69, Issue 6, Jun 1985

The histopathological findings in five post-mortem eyes with anterior chamber and iris fixation intraocular lenses (IOLS) are discussed. The interval between lens insertion and death ranged from 3 1/2 to 52 months. Clinically the lenses were well tolerated and the surgery was considered to be successful. In one case a vitrectomy was required. Prominent histopathological features included reduced corneal endothelium (five cases), central cornea guttata (one case), dislocation of an anterior chamber IOL (one case), abnormalities of the filtration angle (five cases), non-granulomatous iritis (two cases), and iris atrophy and erosion (five cases).