Surgical technique for transscleral fixation of a foldable posterior chamber intraocular lens

Juan B. Yepez, Jazmin Cedeño De Yepez, Alejandro Valero, J. Fernando Arevalo

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Abstract

The safety and efficacy of a modified technique for transscleral fixation of a foldable posterior chamber intraocular lens (IOL) for intracapsular aphakia (secondary IOL) or after complicated phacoemulsification was evaluated. All eyes had inadequate or no posterior capsular support. Follow-up was between 4 and 26 months (mean, 12 months). Uncorrected visual acuity improved (> 2 lines) in all patients. During follow-up, the IOL was correctly positioned in all cases. There were no major complications, such as endophthalmitis or suture erosion through the conjunctiva at the site of fixation. No patient required further surgical interventions. This modified technique of transscleral fixation of foldable posterior chamber IOL offers the advantages of a small incision and rapid visual rehabilitation, and minimizes the risk of intraoperative and postoperative complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-250
Number of pages4
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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