Manual Removal of Intraocular Lens Silicone Oil Droplets and Dystrophic Calcifications Using a Nitinol Loop: A Case Series. Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging retina Moussa, K. n., Leng, T. n., Oatts, J. T., Bhisitkul, R. B., Hwang, D. G., Stewart, J. M. 2017; 48 (5): 422–26


Deposition of dystrophic calcifications on the posterior surface of silicone intraocular lenses (IOLs) has been reported in patients with asteroid hyalosis. Accumulation of silicone oil droplets on the posterior surface of silicone IOLs in silicone-filled eyes has also been reported. Recently, a novel technique to manually remove dystrophic calcifications using a nickel titanium loop (Finesse Flex Loop; Alcon, Fort Worth, TX) was described, obviating the need for IOL exchange. Here, the authors report their outcomes with this technique in five eyes with IOL dystrophic calcifications as well as one eye with IOL silicone oil droplet accumulation. [Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2017;48:422-426.].

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