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Complications of NewColorIris implantation in phakic eyes: a review

Authors Sikder S, Davis S, Holz H, Moshirfar M

Published 5 April 2011 Volume 2011:5 Pages 435—438


Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 2

Shameema Sikder1, Scott W Davis2, Huck Holz3, Majid Moshirfar4
1The Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA; 2Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA; 3Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, Santa Clara, CA, USA; 4The John A Moran Eye Center, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Purpose: To provide a literature review of implant related complications from bilateral NewColorIris implantation (Kahn Medical Devices, Panama City, Panama).
Methods: A PubMed search of peer-reviewed ophthalmology journals for complications related to NewColorIris implants was performed.
Results: Including a recent case published by the authors, a total of nine patients (18 eyes) with management of complications such as endothelial cell loss, elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), corneal edema, anterior chamber inflammation, decreased visual acuity, and cataract formation were reviewed.
Conclusions: Sight-threatening complications including corneal decompensation, IOP elevation, uveitis, and hyphema have been described after NewColorIris implantation.

Keywords: intraocular pressure, footplates, elevated IOP

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