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Choroidal effusion and hypotony caused by severe anterior lens capsule contraction following cataract surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15134114     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: The case report describes a case of severe anterior capsular contraction associated with choroidal effusion. CASE REPORT: An 81 year old female with primary open angle glaucoma underwent routine phacoemulsification cataract surgery. Eight weeks following surgery the anterior capsule opening had reduced to 3 mm in size. Intraocular pressure was found to be 4 mmHg and B scan ultrasound revealed a large choroidal effusion. Anterior capsulotomy with Nd:YAG laser was performed. At review, two weeks later, the choroidal effusion had resolved and visual acuity had recovered. DISCUSSION: The Nd:YAG laser radial relaxing capsulotomies helped relieve the capsular contraction and associated traction on the ciliary body.
F Musa; A K V Aralikatti; S Prasad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1120-6721     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Ophthalmol     Publication Date:    2004 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-05-11     Completed Date:  2004-07-12     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9110772     Medline TA:  Eur J Ophthalmol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  153-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Choroid Diseases / etiology*,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Contracture / complications*,  pathology,  surgery
Intraocular Pressure
Laser Therapy
Lens Capsule, Crystalline / pathology*,  surgery
Ocular Hypotension / etiology*,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Phacoemulsification / adverse effects*
Postoperative Complications*
Treatment Outcome
Visual Acuity

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