Saturday, July 15, 2017

Evaluation of Pseudophakia

Clinical evaluation of a case of Pseudophakia.

Pseudophakia is a term used to describe the condition wherein an artificial intraocular lens is implanted after surgery for cataract.

On history - History of cataract surgery present.

On examination -

1) Deep Anterior Chamber (the posterior support for the iris is lost as the IOLs are thinner that the natural lens)
2) Conjunctival flap and subconjunctival hemorrhage ( seen only in recent cases)
3) Scleral/ Corneal incision and scar.
4) Iridodonesis (tremulous iris)
5) Jet black pupil
6) Shimmering light reflex from the IOL.

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