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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 348-350

Spontaneous fracture of an implanted posterior chamber polyimide intraocular lens haptic: A case report


1 Department of Ophthalmology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
2 Department of Ophthalmology; Corneal Dystrophy Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
3 Department of Ophthalmology; Corneal Dystrophy Research Institute; Severance Biomedical Science Institute; Brain Korea 21 Project for Medical Science, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Correspondence Address:
Eung Kweon Kim
Department of Ophthalmology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 134, Shinchon-dong, Seodaemun-ku 120-752, Seoul
Korea
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.111195

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A 57-year-old male patient visited our clinic for decreased visual acuity in the right eye for 10 days. He denied any trauma history, but recalled that the symptom developed after straining. He had undergone uncomplicated phacoemulsification and posterior chamber intraocular lens (IOL) implantation in the bag of the right eye 11 years ago. The IOL was a three-piece silicone polyimide-haptics design. On slit-lamp examination, the IOL optic and proximal part of nasal fractured haptic were found in the anterior chamber. The distal part of fractured haptic was observed in the capsular bag. He underwent IOL exchange. The fracture site of the haptic was near the optic-haptic junction. This is the unique case report of a spontaneous fracture of an implanted posterior chamber polyimide IOL haptic, which implies the possibility of IOL haptic fracture in various haptic materials.


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