Retained Cortex leads to trouble and macular edema

In this anonymously-submitted case, a small amount of lens cortex was left in the capsular bag at the time of cataract surgery. This piece was challenging to remove and in most cases, it would have slowly dissolved in the inflammatory cascade. But in this patient, there was a pre-disposition to macular edema, likely due to a pre-existing epi-retinal membrane. The inflammation finally did resolve and the macular edema did clear. The patient is now doing relatively well and has recovered good vision.

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