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Persistent troublesome floaters necessitating the explantation of XtraFocus Pinhole IOL (Morcher)
  1. Prateek Agarwal and
  2. Samuel Edward Navon
  1. Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  1. Correspondence to Dr Prateek Agarwal, dr.prateekagarwal{at}


A 41-year-old patient presented with blurred vision and photophobia in the left eye with an uncorrected visual acuity of 20/150, improving to 20/30 with pinhole and diagnostic rigid gas permeable lens trial. He had a history of trauma with subsequent cataract extraction with residual irregular astigmatism and traumatic mydriasis. XtraFocus Pinhole intraocular lens (Morcher) was implanted in the left eye and the vision improved to 20/40. Postoperatively, the patient experienced significant floaters which persisted to the extent of necessitating explantation of implant.

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  • Contributors PA: analysis of data and its interpretation along with the design of the manuscript. SEN: prime surgeon and analysis of data.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.