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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 67  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 1476

Anterior capsular phimosis

Sarakshi Netralaya, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Date of Web Publication22-Aug-2019

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Dr. Shilpi Harshal Narnaware
Sarakshi Netralaya, Plot No. 19, Rajiv Nagar, Wardha Road, Nagpur - 440 025, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_392_19

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Narnaware SH, Bawankule PK. Anterior capsular phimosis. Indian J Ophthalmol 2019;67:1476

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Narnaware SH, Bawankule PK. Anterior capsular phimosis. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2024 Feb 24];67:1476. Available from: https://journals.lww.com/ijo/pages/default.aspx/text.asp?2019/67/9/1476/265116

A 65-year-old, systemically stable female, underwent uneventful Right eye phacoemulsification with in the bag intraocular lens implantation. After 2 months, she presented with diminution of vision in right eye. On examination, best corrected visual acuity was 6/18 and slit lamp examination revealed quite anterior chamber with anterior capuslar phimosis [Figure 1]. The fundus examination revealed quite vitreous with attached retina.
Figure 1: Slit lamp examination showing Anterior capsular phimosis

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Capsular phimosis is usually seen in patients with history of pseudoexfoliation, diabetic retinopathy, myotonic dystrophy, retinitis pigmentosa, uveitis, Marfan's syndrome, high myopia or other factors associated with weakened zonules.[1],[2] Capsular phimosis is associated with size of capsulorrhexis, retained lens epithelial cells, and IOL position.[3] The most frequent method of treatment is Nd: YAG laser anterior capsulotomy.[3],[4]

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Chawla JS, Shaikh MH. Neodymium: YAG laser parabolic anterior capsulotomy in extreme capsule contraction syndrome. J Cataract Refract Surg 1999;25:1415-7.  Back to cited text no. 4


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