In a co-authored article by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dr. Alanna Nattis discusses a case presentation of a 77-year-old woman who fell on her face two weeks after cataract surgery, causing internal bleeding within the eye and increased intraocular pressure. In addition, there was an apparent loss of the entire iris tissue. The condition is called Traumatic Aniridia and Dr. Nattis explained the treatment protocol that resulted in the woman’s vision being restored to 20/30 and the pressure inside the eye reducing to its normal condition. Dr. Nattis indicated that the cataract implant may have acted to absorb the impact of the fall and prevented additional disruption of the surrounding tissue.
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