Scientific publications

Complete anterior capsule contraction after phacoemulsification with acrylic intraocular lens and endocapsular ring implantation.

Apr 1, 2002 | Magazine: Journal of Ophthalmology and Refractive surgery

Moreno-Montañés J, Sánchez-Tocino H, Rodriguez-Conde R.
Navarra University Clinic, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain


A 69-year-old man with pseudoexfoliation syndrome and bilateral cataract had phacoemulsification with continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis and implantation of a morcher endocapsular ring and AcrySof acrylic intraocular lens (IOL) (Alcon). Two months later, the patient had vision loss in the left eye with a visual acuity of 20/500.

He presented with anterior capsule fibrosis in both eyes, with complete occlusion of the capsule opening in the left eye and mild occlusion in the right eye. After a neodymium:YAG laser anterior capsulotomy in the left eye, visual acuity was 20/20.

This case shows that endocapsular ring implantation does not prevent anterior capsule contraction syndrome but can prevent IOL decentration.

CITATION  J Cataract Refract Surg. 2002 Apr;28(4):717-9