An eighty-two year-old man had undergone cataract surgery in the previous fifteen hours. During the operation a sudden increase of intraocular pressure occurred that caused a posterior capsule rupture with an associated traumatic iridodialysis. The patient was then referred to the retina department.


Our used technique consisted in a vitrectomy with remaining cortex extraction, implantation of an intraocular lens at the sulcus and iridodialysis repair.

Take home message:

The rapid action in these patients improves the prognosis in this serious cataract surgery complication.