Progressive synechial angle closure from an enlarging Soemmering ring.
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, 310 E 14th St, Ste 304, New York, NY 10003. .Archives of ophthalmology (Impact Factor: 3.86). 12/2011; 129(12):1631-2. DOI:10.1001/archophthalmol.2011.344
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ABSTRACT: We report an 84-year-old female patient who presented to our clinic with a complaint of low vision in her right eye. She described an occasional foreign body-like object around the pupil area. She had a history of extracapsular cataract surgery without an intraocular lens implantation 20 years ago. The patient underwent surgery to remove the foreign body-like object after conducting necessary investigations before surgery. The histopathological features of the specimen were consistent with a Soemmering ring. However, a Soemmering ring does not usually reduce vision unless it is dislocated, as in this case. We report this unusual case to show that ophthalmologists can encounter unexpected cases that present with complications as a result of previous cataract surgery after a lengthy period of time.International Ophthalmology 03/2013;
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