Intraocular lens encapsulation by shrinkage of the capsulorhexis opening

J Cataract Refract Surg. 1993 Jul;19(4):544-5. doi: 10.1016/s0886-3350(13)80621-9.


A 57-year-old man with retinitis pigmentosa and subcapsular cataract had phacoemulsification with a continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis and implantation of a poly(methyl methacrylate) intraocular lens. Six months later, the patient presented with blurred vision and severe anterior capsule fibrosis which led to complete posterior chamber lens encapsulation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cataract / complications
  • Fibrosis / pathology
  • Fibrosis / surgery
  • Humans
  • Laser Therapy
  • Lens Capsule, Crystalline / pathology*
  • Lens Capsule, Crystalline / surgery
  • Lenses, Intraocular*
  • Male
  • Methylmethacrylate
  • Methylmethacrylates
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa / complications
  • Visual Acuity


  • Methylmethacrylates
  • Methylmethacrylate