Surgical removal of dystrophic calcification on a silicone intraocular lens in association with asteroid hyalosis

Sean M. Platt, Raymond Iezzi, Michael A. Mahr, Jay C. Erie

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Abstract

We present a case of successful removal of late calcium deposition on the posterior surface of a silicone intraocular lens (IOL) optic in association with asteroid hyalosis using a surgical technique that included pars plana vitrectomy, a lighted pick, and a modified silicone-tipped cannula. The lighted pick provided the most efficient and complete removal of calcium deposits. Postoperatively, the dystrophic calcification was removed and the IOL optic was clear at 6 months follow-up. The patient's symptoms resolved and uncorrected distance visual acuity returned to 20/20. This method can be considered in patients with dystrophic calcification of a silicone IOL in association with asteroid hyalosis and might avoid the need for IOL exchange and its associated complications and uncertain refractive outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1608-1610
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Volume43
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems

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