The Ophthalmology Unit, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.
The Ophthalmology Department, SarawakGeneralHospital,
Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.
Phaco iris injury
Photo by Professor Chua
This 68 year-old diabetic
man with poorly dilated pupil underwent a left phacoemulsification and
implant. During the operation, the iris was also found to be floppy with
recurrent iris prolpase through the incision wounds. The inferior iris was
accidentally caught by the phaco tip during sculpting causing an iatrogenic
broad iridectomy. Post-operatively, the vision was 6/12 unaided.