A case of contraction of the anterior lens capsule following surgery for proliferative vitreoretinopathy Naohiro Izumi 1 , Taiichi Hikichi 1 , Kazuomi Hanada 1 , Harumasa Yokota 1 , Akitoshi Yoshida 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol,Asahikawa Med Coll pp.1843-1846
Published Date 2004/9/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410100751
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 A 28-year-old male presented with bilateral impairment of vision. He had had mental retardation since childhood and had habitually rubbed his eyes. Both eyes showed proliferative vitreoretinopathy(PVR)and were treated by scleral encircling,vitreous surgery,and silicone oil implantation. After uneventful postoperative course,his right eye developed cataract,leading to phacoemulsification-aspiration and removal of silicone oil. An intraocular lens(IOL)made of soft acryl was implanted. Due to progressive contraction,the anterior lens capsule had to be excised 6months later. The removed anterior capsule showed proliferation of collagen and fibroblast-like cells. The contraction of anterior lens capsule appeared to have been caused by multiple factors inclucing self-injury,PVR and silicone oil implantation.

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