Iris retraction syndrome after intraocular surgery

David Greenfield, A. R. Bellows, G. K. Asdourian, H. A. Kachadoorian

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Background: The authors report the postoperative development of iris retraction syndrome in two individuals. This is a rare syndrome that can present with pupillary block after an unrepaired rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. Patients: The authors report two patients who had the iris retraction syndrome shortly after intraocular surgery. One patient had pupillary block that developed 6 months after cataract extraction and posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation. A second patient had uveitis, hypotony, and pupillary seclusion 4 weeks after pars plana vitrectomy. Results: Both patients were treated successfully with a scleral buckling procedure and peripheral iridectomy. Conclusion: Postoperative uveitis that occurs with iris retraction and pupillary seclusion should alert the physician of an occult retinal detachment and warrant a thorough dilated funduscopic examination. Features unique to this report include the development of iris retraction syndrome in the presence of a pseudophakos, the rapidity of onset of this disorder after retinal detachment, and its masquerade as a persistent postoperative uveitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-100
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmology
Volume102
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Duane Retraction Syndrome
Iris
Uveitis
Retinal Detachment
Iridectomy
Scleral Buckling
Intraocular Lens Implantation
Temazepam
Cataract Extraction
Vitrectomy
Physicians

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Greenfield, D., Bellows, A. R., Asdourian, G. K., & Kachadoorian, H. A. (1995). Iris retraction syndrome after intraocular surgery. Ophthalmology, 102(1), 98-100.

Iris retraction syndrome after intraocular surgery. / Greenfield, David; Bellows, A. R.; Asdourian, G. K.; Kachadoorian, H. A.

In: Ophthalmology, Vol. 102, No. 1, 01.01.1995, p. 98-100.

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Greenfield, D, Bellows, AR, Asdourian, GK & Kachadoorian, HA 1995, 'Iris retraction syndrome after intraocular surgery', Ophthalmology, vol. 102, no. 1, pp. 98-100.
Greenfield D, Bellows AR, Asdourian GK, Kachadoorian HA. Iris retraction syndrome after intraocular surgery. Ophthalmology. 1995 Jan 1;102(1):98-100.
Greenfield, David ; Bellows, A. R. ; Asdourian, G. K. ; Kachadoorian, H. A. / Iris retraction syndrome after intraocular surgery. In: Ophthalmology. 1995 ; Vol. 102, No. 1. pp. 98-100.
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