The Ophthalmology Unit, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.
The Ophthalmology Department,
Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.
Photo by Professor Chua
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
Close-up of the cotton fibre in
the anterior chamber.