Intraocular lens dislocation after cataract surgery in Tambolaka, Southwest Sumba, Indonesia: A case report

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Abstract

Intraocular lens (IOL) dislocation is a rare complication of cataract extraction requiring prompt surgery. This case report aims to raise awareness of such cases and the importance of post-surgery follow-up. A 58-year-old female patient was found with anterior IOL dislocation a week after phacoemulsification surgery in her right eye. Visual acuity of the right eye was 1/60 with ciliary injection and IOL dislocation to the anterior chamber of the right eye. The patient underwent surgery of the right eye and the IOL haptic was found to be broken. In this case report, the factors affecting IOL dislocation are axis length, broken IOL haptic, and patient activity that increased intraocular pressure. Cataract extraction surgery, although common, needs to be conducted carefully, and it is important for ophthalmologists and general practitioners to detect this condition, especially in rural areas where facilities are limited, as IOL dislocation could occur and requires immediate treatment to achieve a better result.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-184
Number of pages6
JournalCase Reports in Ophthalmology
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Cataract
  • Dislocation
  • Indonesia
  • Intraocular lens
  • Surgery
  • Underdeveloped region

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