Cystoid macular edema (CME) secondary to cataract surgery or Irvine Gass Syndrome (IGS) is often asymptomatic. When it is associated with visual loss, it generally manifests between 4 and 10 weeks after surgery. Although it occurs in a relatively close temporal relationship to surgery, it is quite rare that it can happen years after surgery. We present the case of a woman who presented Irvine Gass syndrome 6 years after cataract surgery
Section Retina. Hospital Universitario de Canarias. Tenerife-Spain
A 67-year-old woman with no significant systemic history, presented Irvine Gass syndrome 6 years after cataract surgery. The diagnosis of IGS is made, ruling out other possible causes of CME in a patient who undergoes cataracts surgery complicated with posterior capsule rupture that occurs in a period of 6 years after surgery. Fluorescein angiography and OCT-SD were fundamental tools for diagnosis.
Pseudophakic cystoid macular edema can appear years after cataract surgery, with no other obvious cause, except for the surgical procedure itself.
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