Pupillary block glaucoma associated with a secondary piggyback intraocular lens

Shane K. Kim, Ralph C. Lanciano, Michael E. Sulewski

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Abstract

A 53-year-old woman developed pupillary block glaucoma associated with iris capture of a piggyback intraocular lens (IOL) that was treated with laser peripheral iridotomy. The piggyback IOL was repositioned by dilating the iris pharmacologically and reclining the patient. The IOL maintained its proper position behind the iris with the use of low-concentration pilocarpine eyedrops. Pupillary block glaucoma can occur as a complication of secondary piggyback IOL implantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1813-1814
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of cataract and refractive surgery
Volume33
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems

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