Pseudophakic Hat Anterior Chamber Following Retinal Detachment Repair

B. C. Taylor, R. L. Winslow

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Flat anterior chambers were caused by varying mechanisms in 10 of 70 consecutive pseudophakic eyes operated on for retinal detachment. With iris or capsular implant fixation, three of 46 (7%) developed flat anterior chambers, and with anterior chamber lenses, the occurrence was seven of 24 (29%). Events initiating flat chambers included wound leak, pupillary block, and choroidal detachment. In eyes with flat anterior chambers, the retina could not be reattached in one case, extensive peripheral anterior synechia with persistent intraocular pressure elevation occurred in another case, and bullous keratopathy remained in two additional instances. Endothelial cell densities were obtained in eight eyes and were low on an age-related basis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)935-941
Number of pages7
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981


  • choroidal detachment
  • endothelial cell density
  • flat anterior chamber
  • pseudophakia
  • pupillary block
  • retinal detachment
  • wound leak

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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