Lens reabsorption following self-induced needling and subsequent intracapsular secondary intraocular lens placement.

Abstract

We present the case of a young man who inadvertently penetrated his cornea and lens with a needle used for injecting heroin. Three years later, the lens had completely reabsorbed leaving a fibrosed capsular bag. We describe the surgical techniques used to insert a secondary intraocular lens into the capsular bag with excellent visual outcome.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2007.12.037

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@article{Painter2008LensRF, title={Lens reabsorption following self-induced needling and subsequent intracapsular secondary intraocular lens placement.}, author={Sally L Painter and Fraser R Imrie and Eric J Mayer}, journal={Journal of cataract and refractive surgery}, year={2008}, volume={34 5}, pages={868-70} }