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An inadvertent needle shot at the end of cataract surgery: a video case report

Poster Details

First Author: D.Wyględowska-Promieńska POLAND

Co Author(s):    G. Mazur Piotrowska   ?. Drzyzga   A. Piotrowska Gw        

Abstract Details


To report a video case of a peculiar complication – needle detachment at the end of cataract surgery.


: Independent Public Clinical Hospital No 5, Silesian Medical University, Katowice, Poland


After stromal hydration of the wounds the surgeon wanted to pour a few drops of antibiotic using syringe with needle. Unexpectedly, the needle detached under pressure and penetrated through the cornea into the intraocular lens (IOL), causing lens displacement and capsular bag tear.


This complication required IOL scleral fixation. The final visual acuity was worse than expected after uncomplicated cataract surgery.


A loose needle detachment can cause dangerous complications with potentially sight-threatening results.

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