OCT 31, 2022
Cataract/Anterior Segment, Retina/Vitreous
Drs. Danny Mammo and Aleksandra Rachitskaya present the case of a 92-year-old man with dense asteroid hyalosis and prior cataract extraction and intraocular lens insertion 20 years previously who underwent YAG capsulotomy 3 years prior to presentation. During that time, his vision subsequently dropped to 20/80 due to development of dystrophic calcified IOL deposits. A FINESSE Flex loop was used to gently scrape the deposits and IOL exchange was avoided. A complete pars plana vitrectomy with careful elevation of the hyaloid addressed the asteroid hyalosis.
Relevant Financial Disclosures: Dr. Rachitskaya is a consultant for Alcon, Apellis, Genentech, Iveric Bio, and Zeiss; is a speaker for Apellis, Genentech, and Regeneron; and has received research grants from AGTC, Apellis, Genentech, and NGM Bio. Dr. Mammo has no relevant financial disclosures.