University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

EyeRounds Photo Quiz #4

Compiled by Justin Risma, MD




Q19: What's the cause for decreased vision in this patient?

A19: There is a droplet of silicone oil adherent to the posterior surface of a silicone oil intraocular lens (IOL).

Q20: How is it treated?

A20: IOL exchange with or without silicone oil removal.

Q21: How is it prevented?

A21: Avoid the use of silicone IOLs in patients who have had or are at high risk of needing a vitrectomy.

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last updated: 08/03/2015
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