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

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

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Titanium chips

Photo by Professor Chua Chung Nen

Following an uncomplicated phacoemulsification and implant, this patient was found to have some shiny particles in the iris. These are titanium chips coming off from the phaco tip as a result of vibration during phacoemulsification. The chips are non-toxic and do not need to be removed.

 

2 shiny particles in the lower iris.

 

Close-up view of the particles.

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