Bilateral blinding uveitis in a child after secondary intraocular lens implantation for unilateral congenital cataract

J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 1991 Mar-Apr;28(2):116-8. doi: 10.3928/0191-3913-19910301-14.


A 3-year-old boy underwent secondary implantation of an iris supported intraocular lens following extraction of a unilateral congenital cataract. Eight months later, he developed a bilateral plastic uveitis which, in spite of intensive medical treatment, resulted in NPL (no perception of light) in the implanted eye and 2/60 vision in the fellow eye. Sympathetic ophthalmia possibly played a role in the pathogenesis of the uveitis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Blindness / etiology*
  • Cataract / congenital*
  • Cataract Extraction
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Iris / pathology
  • Iris / surgery
  • Lenses, Intraocular / adverse effects*
  • Male
  • Uveitis / drug therapy
  • Uveitis / etiology*
  • Visual Acuity


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents