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Late Onset Uveitis-glaucoma-hyphema Syndrome with Out-the-bag Placement of Intraocular Lens

Benjamin Zhou, Vladislav P Bekerman, David S Chu, Albert S Khouri

Keywords : Cataract surgery, Out-the-bag intraocular lens delayed dislocation, Uveitis-glaucoma-hyphema syndrome

Citation Information : Zhou B, Bekerman VP, Chu DS, Khouri AS. Late Onset Uveitis-glaucoma-hyphema Syndrome with Out-the-bag Placement of Intraocular Lens. J Curr Glaucoma Pract 2022; 16 (3):205-207.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10078-1381

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 23-01-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Aim: To report a case of uveitis-glaucoma-hyphema (UGH) syndrome secondary to a tilted toric intraocular lens (IOL). Background: Over the past few decades, upgrades in lens design, surgical techniques, and posterior chamber IOLs have drastically decreased the incidence of UGH syndrome. We present a rare case of UGH syndrome developing 2 years after a seemingly uneventful cataract surgery and its subsequent management. Case description: A 69-year-old female presented with episodes of sudden visual disturbance in her right eye 2 years after a seemingly uneventful cataract surgery with placement of a toric IOL. Workup included ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM), which revealed a tilted IOL and confirmed haptic-induced iris transillumination defects consistent with the diagnosis of UGH syndrome. The patient underwent surgical repositioning of the IOL, which led to the resolution of UGH. Conclusion: Uuveitis-glaucoma-hyphema developed from a tilted toric IOL inducing posterior iris chaffing. Careful examination and UBM revealed the IOL and haptic out of the bag position, which was critical in determining the underlying UGH mechanism. The surgical intervention led to the resolution of UGH syndrome. Clinical significance: In patients with a history of uneventful cataract surgery who develop UGH-like symptoms, continued examination of implant orientation and haptic position is critical in preventing the need for future procedures.

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