Ghost cell glaucoma following sutureless scleral-fixated posterior chamber intraocular lens placement.

Jonathan Chang // Publications // Jan 01 2015

PubMed ID: 25559523

Author(s): Thompson JM, Chang JS, Bermudez-Magner JA, Dubovy SR. Ghost cell glaucoma following sutureless scleral-fixated posterior chamber intraocular lens placement. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2015 Jan;46(1):111-3. doi: 10.3928/23258160-20150101-22. PMID 25559523

Journal: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina, Volume 46, Issue 1, Jan 2015

Secondary intraocular lens (IOL) placement in the absence of a capsular bag may result in several complications. The authors report the clinicopathologic features of a case of ghost cell glaucoma after the placement of a sutureless posterior chamber IOL. A 47-year-old male presented with a dislocated IOL and underwent lens exchange using a sutureless scleral-fixation technique. Over the following year, the patient developed recurrent vitreous hemorrhages and elevated intraocular pressure despite medical therapy, and an aqueous specimen disclosed ghost cells. Although uncommon, mechanical contact between the iris and a secondary IOL may produce persistent vitreous hemorrhage and elevated intraocular pressures with the formation of ghost cells.

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