Glistening formation on a single-piece prehydrated hydrophobic acrylic intraocular lens in a diabetic patient

Su Yeon Kang, Youngsub Eom, Jay Won Rhim, Jong-Suk Song, Hyo Myung Kim

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PURPOSE: To report a case of intraocular lens (IOL) glistening after uneventful cataract surgery and in-the-bag implantation of an enVista MX60 IOL (Bausch & Lomb, Rochester, NY) in a patient with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 76-year-old woman with non-insulin - dependent diabetes mellitus underwent uncomplicated phacoemulsification with in-the-bag implantation of an enVista MX60 IOL. After 6 months, glistening formation within the IOL optic was observed. In the fellow pseudophakic eye, an acrylic hydrophilic Akreos Adapt AO IOL (Bausch & Lomb) was implanted without complications. CONCLUSIONS: IOL glistening can develop with the enVista MX60 IOL, even after uneventful cataract surgeries in certain situations (eg, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus). Increased vascular permeability due to uncontrolled diabetes mellitus might have been responsible for the postoperative IOL glistening formation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)710-712
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Refractive Surgery
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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