Dislocated Intraocular Lens

We specialize in the medical and surgical treatment and management of sight threatening diseases affecting the retina, vitreous and macula.  We have years of experience in treating the following conditions.

Dislocated Intraocular Lens

Why does this occur?

A dislocated lens can occur when the lens of your eye falls from its position in the front of the eye into the back of the eye, closer to the retina. This can occur even with a lens implant during or after cataract surgery. Sometimes, a natural lens or a lens implant can dislocate spontaneously, even months or years after an uneventful cataract surgery.

There are some known risk factors for developing a dislocated lens, including eye trauma, nearsightedness, pseudoexfoliation syndrome, retinitis pigmentosa (see separate entry on this topic), and other specific genetic conditions that cause weakened lens support.

What are the symptoms to look for with a dislocated lens?

Common symptoms include painless blurred vision in one eye, as well as double-vision.

What is done for a dislocated intraocular lens?

You may need to undergo a dilated eye exam by your retina specialist, and depending on the findings, a surgical treatment designed to extract the lens may be recommended.

Highland Retina Associates

  • Highland Retina Associates - 4621 E Margaret Dr., Terre Haute, IN 47803 Phone: (812) 281-2608