University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Pigment Dispersion from Intraocular Lens

This 66-year-old man had vitreous hemorrhage from a vascular occlusive event. He ultimately underwent vitrectomy and at the time also had a lensectomy. A secondary posterior chamber intraocular lens was inserted but became dislocated. Therefore the intraocular lens was sutured to his iris with Prolene sutures. He subsequently developed ocular hypertension and was found to have marked backbowing and pigmented dispersion syndrome. There is no pigment dispersion in the opposite eye.