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Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine - Volume 2015 2015, Article ID 560508, 3 pages -

Case ReportCentro de Oftalmología Bonafonte, 08009 Barcelona, Spain

Received 30 October 2014; Accepted 23 January 2015

Academic Editor: Giacomo Savini

Copyright © 2015 Elena Bonafonte Marquez and Sergio Bonafonte Royo. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We present a rare case of bilateral pseudoexfoliative deposits on both intraocular lens IOL implants in an 83-year-old woman with no other associated pathology, 5 years after cataract surgery. Pseudoexfoliation syndrome is the most common cause of secondary open-angle glaucoma worldwide and these deposits are usually found on the natural lens. The fact that pseudoexfoliative deposits have been found on IOL implants implies the need for a thorough examination in pseudophakic patients, for it could be the only sign of secondary glaucoma.

Author: Elena Bonafonte Marquez and Sergio Bonafonte Royo



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