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Pigment dispersion syndrome associated with intraocular lens implantation: a new surgical technique

Authors Canut, Perez, Abreu-Gonzalez R, Nadal J

Published 11 November 2010 Volume 2010:4 Pages 1263—1266

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S14361

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M Isabel Canut Jordana1, Daniel Pérez Formigó1, Rodrigo Abreu González2, Jeroni Nadal Reus1
1Barraquer Ophthalmology Centre, Barcelona, Spain; 2University Hospital of La Candelaria, Tenerife, Spain

Aims: We report the case of a myopic patient who, after intraocular lens transplant in the posterior chamber, suffered elevated intraocular pressure due to pigment dispersion, with recurrent episodes of blurred vision. The patient was treated with a new surgical technique that can avoid potential iridolenticular contact.
Methods: Complete ophthalmologic examination and optical coherence tomography (OCT) of the anterior segment were performed.
Results: Contact between the pigmentary epithelium and the iris with an intraocular lens was revealed by utrasound biomicroscopy and OCT. In this case, Nd:YAG laser iridotomy and laser iridoplasty were not effective for iridolenticular separation and control of the pigment dispersion. We propose a new technique: stitches on the surface of the iris to obtain good iridolenticular separation and good intraocular pressure control.
Conclusion: Stitches on the iris surface should be considered as optional therapy in pigmentary glaucoma secondary to intraocular lens implantation. This surgical technique can avoid potential iridolenticular contacts more definitively.

Keywords: pigmentary glaucoma, intraocular lens, optical coherence tomography, laser

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