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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 35

Bilateral sequential pseudophakic aqueous misdirection syndrome presenting as a myopic shift in refraction

Cataract and Glaucoma Services, Centre for Sight, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Swati Singh
B - 5/24, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi - 110 029
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DOI: 10.4103/pajo.pajo_107_21

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A 63-year-old woman with high hyperopia developed acute myopia of − 5.50 D with axial shallowing of anterior chamber and high intraocular pressure (IOP) in her left eye after 2 weeks of phacoemulsification surgery. She developed a myopic shift after 4 weeks in the right eye also which was operated 8 months ago for cataract. Laser peripheral iridotomy was ineffective in both eyes. Cycloplegic therapy was started for presumed aqueous misdirection syndrome (AMS) with antiglaucoma drugs in both eyes. A laser capsulo-hyaloidotomy was attempted in LE with no result. Pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) with iridectomy-zonulectomy-hyloidectomy (IZH) was done in both eyes after 2 years of onset and multiple recurrences associated with atropine withdrawal. Pseudophakic AMS can present as a myopic shift in refraction without a significant rise in IOP. Cycloplegic therapy is not well tolerated by multifocal intraocular lens patients. PPV with IZH has been effective in preventing relapses in our patient for 20 months (RE) and 23 months (LE).

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