Elschnig pearls

Elsch·nig pearls

(elsh'nĭg),
focal retention of lens fibers that have undergone proliferative and degenerative changes surrounded by lens capsular fragments seen after extracapsular cataract extraction.
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Elschnig pearls

Cystic growth of lens epithelial cells on the posterior lens capsule following extracapsular cataract surgery. The cell clumps look like pearls or soap bubbles.
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Elschnig,

Anton, German ophthalmologist, 1863-1939.
Elschnig blepharorrhaphy
Elschnig bodies
Elschnig canthorrhaphy
Elschnig capsular forceps
Elschnig cataract knife
Elschnig corneal knife
Elschnig cyclodialysis spatula
Elschnig extrusion needle
Elschnig eye spoon
Elschnig iridectomy
Elschnig lens scoop
Elschnig lid retractor
Elschnig pearls - the proliferated anterior capsule of the lens of the eye after surgical capsulotomy or injury.
Elschnig pterygium knife
Elschnig refractor
Elschnig spots - isolated choroidal bright yellow or red spots with black pigment flecks at their borders, seen by ophthalmoscope in advanced hypertensive retinopathy.
Elschnig syndrome - ocular deformities often associated with cleft palate.
Elschnig trephine
Koerber-Salus-Elschnig syndrome - Synonym(s): Parinaud I syndrome
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A randomized controlled trial of peeling and aspiration of Elschnig pearls and neodymium: yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser capsulotomy.
They are commonly termed as Elschnig pearls. This causes significant visual loss.
Based on slit lamp examination PCOs were divided into three groups of fibrosis, Elschnig pearls and wrinkling.
The types of PCO were fibrosis in 67.8% eyes, Elschnig pearls in 20.4% eyes and wrinkling in 11.8% eyes.
Twenty nine (58%) eyes had capsular fibrosis, 14(28%) had Elschnig pearls, 6(12%) had both capsular fibrosis and Elschnig pearls and one (2%) eye had capsular wrinkling.
Patients having posterior capsular opacification with either capsular fibrosis and/ or Elschnig pearls or capsular wrinkling seen on slit lamp examination before and after pupillary dilatation, those having aphakic or pseudophakic eyes were included in the study.
Twenty nine (58%) eyes had capsular fibrosis, 14(28%) had Elschnig pearls, six (12%) had both capsular fibrosis and Elschnig pearls and one eye had capsular wrinkling.
The main reason for development of PCO is transformation of residual lens epithelial cells from the equatorial region of the capsular bag into Elschnig pearls and fibroblasts6.
Elschnig pearl formation along Nd:YAG laser posterior capsulotomy margin, long term follow up.
The capsule behind the optic was evaluated within a central area measuring 3 mm diameter with distinction being given to grading of Elschnig pearls and fibrosis.
Effect of a plano-convex posterior chamber lens on capsular opacification from Elschnig pearl formation.