Management of condensation on a foldable acrylic intraocular lens after vitrectomy and fluid-air exchange.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

PURPOSE: To describe the management of condensation on the posterior surface of a foldable acrylic intraocular lens during vitrectomy and fluid-air exchange. METHODS: A 70-year-old pseudophakic man with a foldable acrylic intraocular lens and open posterior capsule underwent vitrectomy and fluid-air exchange for repair of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. RESULTS: During pars plana vitrectomy and fluid-air exchange, condensation immediately formed on the posterior surface of the foldable acrylic intraocular lens. This condensation, which prevented a view of the retina, was eliminated by wiping the posterior surface of the intraocular lens with a soft-tipped cannula. CONCLUSION: Although condensation may rapidly form on acrylic intraocular lenses during vitrectomy and fluid-air exchange, it can be managed readily by wiping with a soft-tipped cannula.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jaffe, GJ

Published Date

  • November 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 124 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 692 - 693

PubMed ID

  • 9372727

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9394

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0002-9394(14)70911-0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States