Scheimpflug imaging in late Capsular Bag Distention syndrome after phacoemulsification.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

PURPOSE: To describe two cases of late Capsular Bag Distention syndrome (CBDS) and posterior capsular opacification (PCO) as documented on Pentacam. DESIGN: Case series. METHODS: A 55-year-old male and a 72-year-old female presented three years after phacoemulsification and intraocular lens (IOL) implantation with a complaint of decreased vision. Scheimpflug imaging was done using Pentacam. Patients underwent Nd:YAG capsulotomy for PCO, and postcapsulotomy capsular bag dynamics were imaged on Pentacam. RESULTS: Three years after phacoemulsification, patients presented with blurred vision and posterior bowing of opacified posterior capsule. Anterior capsular opening was apparently sealed by lens optic, and space between IOL and opacified posterior capsule was filled with turbid fluid. Nd:YAG laser capsulotomy was done. All findings, including collapse of distended bag, were precisely documented on Scheimpflug images. CONCLUSIONS: Pentacam Scheimpflug imaging is a useful technique to diagnose and document the presence and progress of CBDS and PCO.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jain, R; Grewal, D; Gupta, R; Grewal, SPS

Published Date

  • December 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 142 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1083 - 1085

PubMed ID

  • 17157604

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9394

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ajo.2006.06.055


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States