The Ophthalmology Unit,  Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.

The Ophthalmology Department, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.



Vitreous prolapse

Photo by Professor Chua chung Nen

This 62 year-old man underwent an extracapsular cataract extraction and implant 4 months ago. The operation was complicated by posterior capsule rupture. The implant was implanted at the sulcus. Post-operatively, the vision was poor at CF. Examination showed vitreous prolapse into the anterior chamber with inferior displacement of the intraocular lens. He underwent anterior vitrectomy with repositioning of the intraocular lens.


Inferior displacement of the IOL.


Close-up view of vitreous prolapse from above the IOL which caused the IOL

to be displaced inferiorly.


Another view of the vitreous prolapse showing vitreous in the anterior chamber and

behind the lens.

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