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Late Dislocation of In-the-Bag Intraocular Lens in Three Patients with Multiple Chorioretinal Atrophy Associated with Sarcoidosis

Authors Ohta K, Sato A, Fukui E

Received 27 October 2020

Accepted for publication 15 December 2020

Published 16 February 2021 Volume 2021:14 Pages 95—100


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Kouichi Ohta, Atsuko Sato, Emi Fukui

Department of Ophthalmology, Matsumoto Dental University, Shiojiri, Nagano, Japan

Correspondence: Kouichi Ohta
Department of Ophthalmology, Matsumoto Dental University, 1780 Gobara, Hirooka, Shiojiri, Nagano, 399-0781, Japan
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Purpose: A late dislocation of an in-the-bag intraocular lens (IOL) is strongly associated with pseudoexfoliation and less with retinitis pigmentosa, prior vitreoretinal surgery, and uveitis. We present our findings of late in-the-bag IOL dislocation in three patients with multiple chorioretinal atrophy associated with sarcoidosis.
Methods: Observational study of three elderly female Japanese patients with a history of uveitis from sarcoidosis who presented with a late dislocation of an in-the-bag IOL.
Results: The late in-the-bag IOL dislocation occurred in the convalescent/quiescent stage of the sarcoidosis. Peripheral multifocal chorioretinal atrophy was the main manifestation in all patients who were diagnosed with definite or presumed sarcoidosis. The dislocated IOLs were successfully removed and new IOLs were implanted with scleral suture fixation followed by no remarkable active uveitis.
Conclusion: Clinicians should be aware that patients with peripheral multifocal chorioretinal atrophy associated with sarcoidosis can have a late in-the-bag IOL dislocation.

Keywords: late in-the-bag IOL dislocation, pigmented chorioretinal atrophy, sarcoidosis, uveitis

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