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

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



Traumatic Descemet's membrane breaks

Photo by Professor Chua Chung Nen

This patient was referred because of decreased left vision. The right eye had had phacoemulsification and implant 1 year ago in a private centre. The vision measured 6/12 RE unaided and 6/36 LE. The pupil dilatation in both eyes was poor. Slit-lamp examination showed iris atrophy from previous surgery and Descemet's membrane breaks were observed in the right eye. The IOP was normal. The breaks were most likely to occur as a result of a complicated cataract surgery.


Multiple descemet breaks.


Close up view of the breaks.

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