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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 129-130

Retained intracameral cotton fibers following phaco-vitrectomy

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine-Cullen Eye Institute, 1977 Butler Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
2 School of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 1 Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA

Correspondence Address:
Christina Y Weng
1977 Butler Blvd, Houston, TX 77030
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1319-4534.305038

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This report describes a 76-year-old female who presented with cotton fibers retained in the anterior chamber following a combined phaco-vitrectomy. These fibers did not cause any complications in her postoperative course. This observation has not been previously reported in association with a combined anterior segment-posterior segment surgery. Retained cotton fibers are typically inert and do not require intervention. However, this iatrogenic postoperative complication should be avoided if possible, and several approaches for how to do so are discussed.

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