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Retained lens fragment in the anterior segment as a cause of recurrent anterioruveitis


A 61-year-old male developed recurrent anterior uveitis over a period of 8 months after an uncomplicated phacoemulsification and posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation surgery. This was subsequently found to be due to a retained lens fragment in the anterior segment, with complete resolution following surgical extraction of the fragment. To our knowledge, this is the first report of recurrent anterior uveitis attributable to a retained lens fragment following uncomplicated cataract surgery, and the diagnosis should be considered in a pseudophakic patient presenting with recurrent episodes of anterior uveitis.

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Teo, L., Chee, SP. Retained lens fragment in the anterior segment as a cause of recurrent anterioruveitis. Int Ophthalmol 30, 89–91 (2010).

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  • Recurrent anterior uveitis
  • Lens fragment
  • Anterior segment
  • Cataract
  • Phacoemulsification complications