Bilateral giant retinal tear following posterior chamber phakic intraocular lens implantation

Rafael Navarro, Oscar Gris, Laura Broc, Borja Corcóstegui

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    Abstract

    PURPOSE: To report a case of bilateral giant retinal tear following posterior chamber phakic intraocular lens (PIOL) implantation. METHODS: A patient with an ocular history of retinal detachment associated with giant retinal tear 4 months after a bilateral PIOL implantation was referred with a macula on retinal detachment associated with giant retinal tear in the fellow eye. The patient underwent vitrectomy with silicone oil tamponade and an encircling buckle. Five months later, a lensectomy with phakic IOL and silicone oil removal were performed. RESULTS: The retina was reattached and has remained stable during 3-year follow-up. CONCLUSIONS: Although it is unclear whether retinal detachment associated with giant retinal tear following refractive procedures occurs within the normal incidence in myopic eyes, prophylactic measures are mandatory in high-risk fellow eyes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)298-300
    JournalJournal of Refractive Surgery
    Volume21
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2005

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