A case of intraocular foreign body following injection of viscoelastic material in cataract surgery Makio Watanabe 1 , Junya Takami 1 , Hisayuki Ueno 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Kochi Med Sch pp.1719-1721
Published Date 2002/11/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410907989
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We performed cataract surgery in an 84-year-old woman. Surgery on her right eye was unevent-ful. During surgery on her left eye, numerous small particles entered the anterior chamber during injection of viscoelastic material. Three days later, a white mass with a diameter of 0.4mm had formed between the in-traocular lens and the posterior capsule. We considered that this foreign body consisted of silicone oil used as a lubricant in the disposable syringe containing the viscoelastic material. There was no difference in visual acuity or static visual field between the two eyes. There has been no untoward complication due to the for-eign body during 3 months after surgery. We advocate due attention to this new type of complication follow-ing cataract surgery.

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