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CollaborativeEYEHow to Spot Retained Lens Fragments

After cataract surgery, a fragment of the lens is thought to stay in the eye in 0.3% to 1.1% of cases. Following cataract surgery, the retained cortex and nucleus respond differently: While the nucleus triggers a potent, destructive inflammatory response, the cortex only induces low-grade inflammation. Increased postoperative drops are administered more frequently, and if necessary, IOP-lowering medications are added.

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