Intraocular deposition of metallic fragments during phacoemulsification: Possible causes and effects

We undertook a prospective slit lamp examination of 56 eyes which had undergone routine phacoemulsification, in order to determine the incidence of metallic intraocular foreign bodies. Characteristic small reflective particles were noted in 86%, with a mean of 5.1 particles per affected eye. No accompanying clinical problems were seen. The used… CONTINUE READING