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

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

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Cotton fibres

Photo by Professor Chua Chung Nen

This patient underwent an uncomplicated phacoemulsification. Post-operatively, he was noted to have a piece of cotton fibre floating in the anterior chamber. Unlike other organic substance, sterile cotton fibre does not increase inflammation and therefore need not be removed.

 

Cotton fibre seen with diffuse light.

 

 

Close-up of the cotton fibre in the anterior chamber.

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