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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sensory Systems