Opacification of Akreos Hydrophilic Acrylic Lens After Retinal Detachment Repair with Silicone Oil Tamponade: A Case Report

Ninel Z. Gregori, Jose J. Echegaray, Harry W. Flynn

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We report localized opacification of a sclera-fixated Akreos® hydrophilic acrylic intraocular lens after successful repair of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment with silicone oil tamponade in a nondiabetic patient. No intraoperative lens opacification during air–fluid exchange or lens dislocation was encountered. Granular opacities within the optic were noted at 5 months after surgery, and did not relent to scrubbing with a vitrector during oil removal. Akreos lens opacification under silicone oil is not well documented in the literature. Surgeons must be aware of this potential complication, which is known to occur with various types of hydrophilic acrylic lenses after exposure to air or gas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-345
Number of pages5
JournalOphthalmology and Therapy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2019



  • Akreos lens
  • Hydrophilic acrylic intraocular lens
  • Opacification
  • Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment
  • Silicone oil tamponade

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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