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.
Beck AP, Feder RS. Retained Intraocular Cilium in the Presence of Silicone Oil. Arch Ophthalmol. 2003;121(2):292-293. doi:10.1001/archopht.121.2.292