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Postoperative occlusion of visual axis with fibrous membrane in the presence of anterior capsular phimosis in a patient with pseudoexfoliation syndrome: a case report

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Authors
Kim, Eung Suk; Kim, Moosang; Lee, Seung-Jun; Han, Sang Beom; Yang, Hee Kyung; Hyon, Joon Young
Issue Date
2016-12-07
Publisher
BioMed Central
Citation
BMC Ophthalmology, 16(1):213
Keywords
Anterior capsular phimosisAnterior segment optical coherence tomographyCase reportFibrous membraneNd:YAG LaserPseudoexfoliation syndrome
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Abstract
Abstract

Background
To report a case of postoperative fibrous membrane formation occluding the visual axis in the presence of anterior capsular phimosis in a patient with pseudoexfoliation syndrome.


Case presentation
A 79-year-old Asian woman with pseudoexfoliation syndrome underwent uneventful phacoemulsification and implantation of one-piece hydrophilic acrylic square-edged intraocular lens (Cristalens) in the right eye. Two months later, she had blurred vision in the right eye with the best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 20/40. Formation of fibrous membrane occluding the capsulorhexis opening with contraction of anterior capsule was observed, which was confirmed by anterior segment optical coherence tomography. Clear visual axis was achieved by lysis of the membrane using Nd:YAG laser. The BCVA improved to 20/20.


Conclusions
Occlusion of the visual axis with fibrous membrane can develop in the presence of anterior capsular phimosis in a patient with pseudoexfoliation syndrome.
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/100583
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12886-016-0394-y
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