This patient underwent a
successful phacoemulsification and implant two weeks ago. At the follow-up,
he complained that the vision was not as clear as immediately after the
operation. Slit-lamp examination showed cortical remnants behind the
intraocular lens. The cortex usually dissolved with time but could increase
In patient whose vision is
seriously affected, removal of the cortex via irrigation and aspiration is
the best option.
Remnants of the cortex behind the
A close-up view of the fluffy cortex.