Purpose: We experienced a complication caused by the condensation of silicone oil on the surface of a silicone intraocular lens during pars plana vitrectomy.
Methods: A 74-year-old woman with proliferative vitreoretinopathy underwent a pars plana vitrectomy in her left eye, which contained silicone oil and a silicone intraocular lens.
Results: Intraoperatively, condensation of silicone oil on the posterior surface of a silicone intraocular lens caused a loss of visibility during fluid/gas exchange. The silicone oil droplets could not be removed.
Conclusion: Surgeons should avoid direct contact of silicone oil with silicone intraocular lens.