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February 2003

Retained Intraocular Cilium in the Presence of Silicone Oil

Arch Ophthalmol. 2003;121(2):292-293. doi:10.1001/archopht.121.2.292

THE PRESENCE of an intraocular cilium following perforating trauma or eye surgery is a rare complication. We report the case of a retained cilium lodged between an intraocular lens optic and silicone oil, which appeared 5 years after retinal detachment surgery.

A 69-year-old man underwent uncomplicated phacoemulsification with placement of a posterior chamber intraocular lens in his left eye in 1990. He subsequently developed a macula of retinal detachment of the same eye in 1996, which was repaired with pars plana vitrectomy and silicone oil placement.

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