Silicone posterior chamber phakic intraocular lens dislocated into the vitreous cavity

Vicente Martínez-Castillo, Daniel Elies, Anna Boixadera, José García-Arumí, Joaquín Mauricio, Lluís Cavero, Andreu Coret

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)773-777
JournalJournal of Refractive Surgery
Volume20
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2004

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