IOL-Induced Extreme Blur to Alleviate Intractable Diplopia Secondary to Dragged-Fovea Diplopia Syndrome

Noor Ismaiel, Joshua Olson, Cheryl Zabrowski, Michael S. Lee, Collin M. McClelland

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A 73-year-old male presented with one year of intractable binocular diplopia and metamorphopsia in the right eye. He was unable to maintain fusion with prismatic correction, refused cosmetically noticeable forms of occlusion, and was not an occlusive contact lens candidate due to chronic neuropathy affecting his hands. The patient underwent cataract surgery with placement of a high plus intraocular lens to induce extreme blur. The uncomplicated procedure was successful in eliminating his diplopia. Cataract extraction with a high minus refractive target is an option for treating intractable diplopia associated with dragged-fovea diplopia syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-72
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Binocular Vision and Ocular Motility
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 3 2019



  • Intractable diplopia
  • cataract surgery
  • dragged fovea-diplopia syndrome
  • epiretinal membrane
  • metamorphopsia
  • monovision
  • retinal diplopia

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Journal Article

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