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A 76-year-old man underwent cataract surgery with implantation of an acrylic foldable intraocular lens by standard phacoemulsification technique. The preoperative and immediate postoperative period was uneventful. His postoperative visual acuity was 6/6.
However, 3 months later he gradually developed visual problems while doing close work or reading, although his distant visual acuity still remained 6/6.
He visited the eye casualty with the above complaints and the following slit-lamp picture was noted.
What condition is seen in the picture (fig 1) and what may have caused it?
Modern phacoemulsification cataract surgery involves injecting a pliable intraocular lens implant (IOL) with a total diameter 12.5 mm through a sub 3 mm incision. The IOL unfolds into the original lens capsule.
Although initially delighted with the result of his surgery, this patient noticed a progressive disturbance of his vision 3 months after surgery.
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