Clinically unsuspected phacoanaphylaxis after extracapsular cataract extraction with intraocular lens implantation

Mark S. Mcmahon, Jayne S. Weiss, Klaus G. Riedel, Daniel Albert

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Abstract

We describe the histopathological findings of an enucleation specimen from a clinically undiagnosed case of phacoanaphylaxis which occurred after extracapsular cataract extraction with intraocular lens implantation. Phacoanaphylaxis, a granulomatous inflammatory response to liberated lens protein, is potentially curable by prompt removal of residual lens material. This case emphasises that the diagnosis of phacoanaphylactic endophthalmitis should be considered in any case of extracapsular cataract extraction complicated by granulomatous intraocular inflammation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)836-840
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume69
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Intraocular Lens Implantation
Cataract Extraction
Crystallins
Endophthalmitis
Lenses
Inflammation

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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Clinically unsuspected phacoanaphylaxis after extracapsular cataract extraction with intraocular lens implantation. / Mcmahon, Mark S.; Weiss, Jayne S.; Riedel, Klaus G.; Albert, Daniel.

In: British Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 69, No. 11, 01.01.1985, p. 836-840.

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