Clinically unsuspected phacoanaphylaxis after extracapsular cataract extraction with intraocular lens implantation.

Publications // Nov 01 1985

PubMed ID: 4063251

Author(s): McMahon MS, Weiss JS, Riedel KG, Albert DM. Clinically unsuspected phacoanaphylaxis after extracapsular cataract extraction with intraocular lens implantation. Br J Ophthalmol. 1985 Nov;69(11):836-40.

Journal: The British Journal Of Ophthalmology, Volume 69, Issue 11, Nov 1985

We describe the histopathological findings of an enucleation specimen from a clinically undiagnosed case of phacoanaphylaxis which occurred after extracapsular cataract extraction with intraocular lens implantation. Phacoanaphylaxis, a granulomatous inflammatory response to liberated lens protein, is potentially curable by prompt removal of residual lens material. This case emphasises that the diagnosis of phacoanaphylactic endophthalmitis should be considered in any case of extracapsular cataract extraction complicated by granulomatous intraocular inflammation.