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Intraocular eyelash after uneventful cataract surgery

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/OPTO.S9288

Keywords: eyelash, intraocular, foreign body, phacoemulsification, cataract

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traocular eyelash after uneventful cataract surgery Case report (3589) Total Article Views Authors: Boris Knyazer, Jaime Levy, Itamar Klemperer, et al Published Date April 2010 Volume 2010:2 Pages 37 - 38 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/OPTO.S9288 Boris Knyazer, Jaime Levy, Itamar Klemperer, Tova Lifshitz Department of Ophthalmology, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben-Gurion, University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel Introduction: Intraocular eyelash is an uncommon complication after cataract surgery. We report a very rare case of corneal foreign body after uneventful phacoemulsification surgery. Methods: A 66-year-old man referred to our outpatient ophthalmology clinic for routine examination one week after uneventful phacoemulsification cataract extraction in the left eye. Slit-lamp examination revealed a cilium in the anterior chamber with the proximal end abutting on the inner ostium and the distal end freely mobile in the external ostium of the 6 o’clock paracentesis. Results: The eyelash was removed under topical anesthesia with toothless forceps. Follow-up examinations were unremarkable. Conclusion: Intraocular eyelash is an uncommon complication after modern cataract surgery. Early detection and removal lead to a favorable outcome and prevent possible postoperative inflammation or infection.

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