Quiz: Uneventful Phacoemulsification

A 65-year-old female underwent uneventful phacoemulsification yesterday. The photo is her appearance at the slit-lamp on post-operative day 1. What could be happening?

 

Courtesy of Dr. Maria Montero, Orbis Flying Eye Hospital Head Ophthalmologist

Last Updated: September 12, 2022

11 thoughts on “Quiz: Uneventful Phacoemulsification”

  1. It’s very nice. We need the other picture of uneventfull phacoemulsification surgery with the quiz. Thank you.

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  2. ENDOLPTHAMLITIS CAN BE INFECTIVE OR NON INFECTIVE.
    TASS IS THE INCORRECT ANSWER.
    ALSO DIFFICULT CATARACT, DENSE, SMALL PUPILS ETC CAN LOOK LIKE THIS POST OP.

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    • Thank you for your comment. I would consider TASS to be a subgroup of non-infectious endophthalmitis. It would be atypical for infectious endophthalmitis to begin within 24 hours of surgery. While I agree that a complicated cataract with postoperative inflammation can also present looking like this, this particular case was a normal, uneventful, uncomplicated surgery.

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