Recurrent vitreous hemorrhage secondary to haptic-induced chafing

Hassanain S. Toma, Cathy DiBernardo, Oliver D. Schein, N. A. Adams

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Case report: After cataract extraction and placement of a posterior chamber intraocular lens, a 70-year-old man had 5 vitreous hemorrhages over 3 years. Iris transillumination defects and apposition of the nasal haptic and ciliary body were found. Comments: Iris chafing is a rare complication of cataract extraction. Vitreous hemorrhage presumably resulted from iris erosion caused by the IOL haptic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)312-313
Number of pages2
JournalCanadian Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2007


  • Intraocular lens
  • Iris chafing
  • Transillumination
  • Ultrasonography
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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