Official ESCRS | European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons
Lisbon 2017 Delegate Registration Programme Exhibition Virtual Exhibition Satellites OneWorld Travel Discount
escrs app advert


Search Title by author or title

Acute calcific bant keratopthy in a patient with renal osteodistrophy after phacoemulsification

Poster Details

First Author: B.Akova-Budak TURKEY

Co Author(s):    S. Kivanc                    

Abstract Details


To present a case of acute calcific band keratopathy following an uneventful phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation


Uludag University, Department of Ophthalmology, Bursa, Turkey


A 77 years-old female referred to Department of Ophthalmology with complaints of tearing and blurred vision after cataract surgery at a private eye clinic. She had underwent an uneventful phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation for cortical cataract in her left eye. She had been receiving topical ofloxacin 0.3 % and dexamethasone 0.1 % for 3 weeks. She had chronic renal failure and had been also receiving calcitriol and calcium acetate for renal osteodistrophy.


The biomicroscopic examination revelaed grayish- whitish deposits on corneal surface in the interpalpebral area of her left eye. According to patient discharge report,there was no corneal deposits at the time of cataract diagnosis and the deposits were noted in 2 weeks time following the surgery. Chelation with Na EDTA and debridement was performed and bandage contact lens was placed. The epithelium healed in one week.


It should be kept in mind that even minor surgical trauma to endothelium may trigger calcium deposition on corneal epithelium and Bowman layer in patients with chronic renal disease who may have impaired calcium and phosphate metabolism leading to metastatic calcification. The patients should be informed for these consequences before the surgery.

Financial Disclosure:


Back to Poster listing