Total iris expulsion through a sutureless cataract incision due to vomiting
Version of Record online: 16 FEB 2005
Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica
Volume 83, Issue 1, pages 111–112, February 2005
How to Cite
Slettedal, J. K. and Bragadóttir, R. (2005), Total iris expulsion through a sutureless cataract incision due to vomiting. Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica, 83: 111–112. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0420.2005.00391.x
- Issue online: 16 FEB 2005
- Version of Record online: 16 FEB 2005
- Received on May 28th, 2004. Accepted on September 26th, 2004.
- cataract surgery;
Purpose: To present a case of isolated total iris expulsion through a self-sealing cataract incision 2 weeks postoperatively due to vomiting.
Methods: Ophthalmological examination included visual acuity assessment, tonometry, slit-lamp examination, fundus ophthalmoscopy and ultrasound examination.
Results: A 65-year-old woman experienced sudden visual loss during an episode of vigorous vomiting 2 weeks after uncomplicated phacoemulsification cataract surgery with a sutureless corneal incision. Clinical examination showed a dense anterior chamber haemorrhage. When the blood had cleared, isolated total aniridia was seen.
Conclusions: This is the first reported case of aniridia after cataract surgery due to vomiting.