Large capsulorhexis related uveitis-glaucoma-hyphema syndrome managed by intraocular lens implant exchange and gonioscopy assisted transluminal trabeculotomy

Mohammad Reza Razeghinejad, Shane J. Havens

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Purpose: To report a case of uveitis-glaucoma-hyphema syndrome (UGHS) secondary to a large capsulorhexis with an intracaspular intraocular lens (IOL) managed with IOL exchange and gonioscopy assisted transluminal trabeculotomy (GATT). Case Report: A 73-year-old male patient presented with UGHS of the right eye in the setting of an intracapsular single-piece acrylic IOL with circumferential optic and partial haptics exposure due to a large capsulorhexis. In lieu of the patient's uncomplicated surgical history, subtle symptoms, and clinical findings, the diagnosis and referral was delayed until intraocular pressure reached a peak of 50 mmHg with recurrent anterior chamber cells. The patient underwent combined IOL exchange with placement of a 3-piece sulcus IOL and GATT, which finally resolved the UGHS. Conclusion: With respect to the increasing prevalence of intracapsular single-piece IOL implantation, it is important to recognize UGHS and thus fashion proper sized capsulorhexis to prevent this vision threatening complication. GATT may be considered to be one of the glaucoma surgeries combined with the IOL surgical procedures in UGHS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-218
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2019



  • IOL-exchange
  • Iris Chafing
  • Trabeculotomy
  • Uveitis-Glaucoma-Hyphema Syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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