Intraocular lens implant

Case contributed by Dr Daniel J Bell


Incidental finding on an MRI for left orbital lesion

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Male

Incidental note of absence of the normal left lens, i.e. aphakia. Linear hypointense structure has replaced the normal left lens consistent with an intraocular lens implant. These implants are inserted post-extraction of a cataract. Unremarkable hypointense elliptical lens of the right eye.

Case Discussion

Noting an intraocular lens implant on CT/MRI is an extremely common incidental finding. On MRI the implants are low signal on both T1 and T2-weighted images.

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Case information

rID: 62328
Published: 7th Sep 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: North Middlesex University Hospital

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