PURPOSE: To report two highly myopic patients with silicone posterior chamber phakic intraocular lenses (Phakic Refractive Lens; CIBA Vision, Duluth, Ga) that luxated into the vitreous cavity without history of ocular trauma. METHODS: Two patients with posterior chamber phakic intraocular lenses (PIOLs) that luxated into the vitreous cavity of the right eye were examined. Each eye underwent pars plana vitrectomy and removal of the posterior chamber PIOL under retrobulbar anesthesia. RESULTS: Both patients were treated successfully. In the first patient, the posterior chamber PIOL luxated into the anterior vitreous cavity whereas in the second patient, the posterior chamber PIOL lay on the posterior pole. No ocular complications developed postoperatively. CONCLUSION: Luxation into the vitreous cavity is a rare, but potentially severe complication of posterior chamber PIOL refractive surgery in highly myopic eyes. Successful management includes pars plana vitrectomy and removal of the posterior chamber PIOL.
|Journal||Journal of Refractive Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Nov 2004|