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EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology

Contributor: Andrew Doan, MD, PhD, University of Iowa

Category: Cataract

Posterior capsular opacity (PCO) following cataract surgery

posterior capsular opacity (PCO) following cataract surgery

1) Slit lamp showing PCIOL with a membrane forming behind lens.

posterior capsular opacity (PCO) following cataract surgery

2) retroillumination clearly outlines the PCO. Vision dropped below 20/40 from 20/20 after cataract surgery. A surgical laser was used to cut the membrane and the patient was 20/20 again.

posterior capsular opacity (PCO) following cataract surgery


posterior capsular opacity (PCO) following cataract surgery





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last updated: 02-08-2008
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