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Asymptomatic capsular bag distension 10 years after cataract surgery
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Ophthalmology.
2014 (English)In: JCRS Online Case Reports, ISSN 2214-1677, Vol. 2, no 3, 54-57 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Ten years after surgery, 120 patients who were part of a prospective longitudinal long-term study of cataract surgery outcome had a routine eye examination that included Scheimpflug photography (Pentacam HR). No patient had a previous posterior capsulotomy. Seven patients (6%) with distended capsular bags were found. None had experienced clinical symptoms. The distance between the intraocular lens (IOL) and the posterior capsule was between 300 μm and 740 μm. These cases suggest there is an asymptomatic timespan in cases with late-onset capsular bag distension syndrome. It is important to be aware of this syndrome when examining patients who had cataract surgery many years previously and no posterior capsulotomy. If there is a tendency for accumulation of fluid behind the IOL, most patients will need posterior capsulotomy within a few years, especially if the distance between the IOL and the posterior capsule is greater than 500 μm.

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Elsevier, 2014. Vol. 2, no 3, 54-57 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-117572DOI: 10.1016/j.jcro.2014.06.001OAI: diva2:908331
Available from: 2016-03-02 Created: 2016-03-02 Last updated: 2016-06-15Bibliographically approved

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