University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Secondary Pigment Dispersion Syndrome

This 53 year old man had undergone phacoemulsification 9-months prior to this examination. He developed an elevated intraocular pressure that was treated with a beta blocker and a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. On examination he was found to have 4+ angle pigmentation and transillumination defects were felt to be secondary to an intraocular lens.

Courtesy A. Tim Johnson, M.D., Ph.D. University of Iowa.