Clinical management of silicone intraocular lens condensation.


Journal Article

PURPOSE: To report a novel technique in the management of silicone intraocular lens condensation after gas-fluid exchange. DESIGN: Interventional case report. METHODS: Clinical management of an obstacle to treatment. setting: Private retina practice. patient population: One patient with silicone posterior chamber intraocular lens implant and posterior capsulotomy who subsequently experienced complicated retinal detachment. intervention: Application of a heating pad to clear intraocular lens condensation. main outcome measure: Visibility of the fundus for laser treatment. RESULTS: Application of a heating pad to the closed eyelid significantly reduced the intraocular lens condensation and provided a clear view for the surgeon to apply laser retinopexy. CONCLUSIONS: Treatment of retinal detachment is complicated by lens condensation after gas-fluid exchange in patients who have undergone silicone posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation and posterior capsulotomy. We report a simple, inexpensive, and effective method to reduce lens condensation and enable in-office examination and laser treatment.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Browning, DJ; Fraser, CM

Published Date

  • April 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 139 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 740 - 742

PubMed ID

  • 15808187

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15808187

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9394

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ajo.2004.10.027


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States