Intraocular eyelash after uneventful cataract surgery Academic Article uri icon


  • Introduction: Intraocular eyelash is an uncommon complication after cataract surgery. We report a very rare case of corneal foreign body after uneventful phacoemulsification surgery. Methods: A 66-year-old man referred to our outpatient ophthalmology clinic for routine exami-nation one week after uneventful phacoemulsification cataract extraction in the left eye. Slit-lamp examination revealed a cilium in the anterior chamber with the proximal end abutting on the inner ostium and the distal end freely mobile in the external ostium of the 6 o'clock paracentesis. Results: The eyelash was removed under topical anesthesia with toothless forceps. Follow-up examinations were unremarkable. Conclusion: Intraocular eyelash is an uncommon complication after modern cataract surgery. Early detection and removal lead to a favorable outcome and prevent possible postoperative inflammation or infection.

publication date

  • January 1, 2010