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VOLUME 15 , ISSUE 2 ( May-August, 2021 ) > List of Articles


Bilateral Cataract Development and Pupillary Block Glaucoma Following Implantable Collamer Lens

Ohoud Owaidhah, Huda Al-Ghadeer

Keywords : Acute angle closure glaucoma, Cataract, Glaucoma, Implantable collamer lens, Intraocular pressure, Pupillary block

Citation Information : Owaidhah O, Al-Ghadeer H. Bilateral Cataract Development and Pupillary Block Glaucoma Following Implantable Collamer Lens. J Curr Glaucoma Pract 2021; 15 (2):91-95.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10078-1309

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-09-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Aim and objective: We report the first case of bilateral cataract formation and pupillary block glaucoma and high intraocular pressure (IOP) following implantable Collamer lens (ICL) implantation that resulted in advanced visual field loss. Background: The patient who underwent bilateral ICL implantation can develop bilaterally elevated IOP and an anterior subcapsular cataract with altitudinal visual field defect. Case description: A 38-year-old man with high myopia presented for routine follow-up status post bilateral phakic ICL placement. The visual acuity was reduced due to an anterior subcapsular cataract and elevated IOP in both eyes with advanced glaucomatous visual field defects. The patient was treated with topical glaucoma medications. The left eye underwent same-day phakic ICL explanation and cataract surgery to prevent further visual field loss. Conclusion: Cataract and glaucoma are serious complications after phakic ICL implantation; therefore, regular postoperative monitoring may prevent advanced visual impairment. Clinical significance: The use of a phakic intraocular lens for the correction of myopia may result in complications. As a measure is to reduce such complications, refractive surgeons preferred using phakic posterior chamber intraocular Collamer lens for the correction of myopia.

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