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

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



Posterior capsule thickening simulating a foreign body

Photo by Dr. Chieng Lee Ling

A 65 year-old woman underwent an uncomplicated right phacoemulsification and implant. However, three months later she complained of progressive blurring of the left vision. Slit-lamp examination revealed the presence of posterior capsular opacity and a foreign body-liked lesion. There were no opacities elsewhere in the capsule to suggest chronic infection. A YAG capsulotomy was performed and the lesion dispersed itself. We believe this lesion might be due to retained viscoelastic.


Right-shaped lesion simulating a foreign body behind the implant.


Dispersion of the lesion taken 5 minutes after YAG capsulotomy.


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