Corneal graft rejection and recurrent anterior uveitis associated with intraocular cilium

Orhan M., Tatlipinar S., Irkec M.

OPHTHALMIC SURGERY AND LASERS, vol.33, no.3, pp.231-232, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.231-232
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


A 60-year-old male patient with pseudophakic bullous keratopathy in his right eye underwent corneal transplantation. Graft rejection occurred and the patient was regrafted 1 year later. The postoperative course was complicated with recurrent anterior uveitis attacks. In his right eye, he had a cilium in the posterior chamber at the five o'clock position between the intraocular lens and iris. The cilium was removed and the patient was free of any anterior uveitis or corneal rejection for 18 months. Eyes harboring corneal transplants and suffering frequent rejection, or chronic recurrent anterior uveitis should be examined carefully for the possible presence of foreign bodies.