EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology
Contributor: Andrew Doan, MD, PhD, University of Iowa
Posterior capsular opacity (PCO) following cataract surgery
1) Slit lamp showing PCIOL with a membrane forming behind lens.
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.
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