Spontaneous posterior dislocation of intraocular lenses fixated in the capsular bag

Takashi Shigeeda, Miyuki Nagahara, Satoshi Kato, Shiho Kunimatsu, Yuichi Kaji, Sumiyoshi Tanaka, Shiro Amano, Tetsuro Oshika

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We report 4 cases of complete posterior dislocation of an intraocular lens (IOL) in the capsular bag occurring a mean of 5.5 years after uneventful cataract surgery. In all 4 cases, posterior chamber IOLs were fixated within the capsulorhexis. The patients experienced sudden loss of vision without an episode of trauma or ocular disease. Using a 3-port pars plana vitrectomy, the IOLs were explanted through a limbal incision and a new IOL was sutured to the ciliary sulcus. Histological examination indicated that zonular fibers were severed at the site of insertion in the capsule.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1689-1693
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Sep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems


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