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New Scleral Fixation Technique for Subluxated Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lens [Beyoglu Eye J]
Beyoglu Eye J. 2021; 6(1): 62-65 | DOI: 10.14744/bej.2021.97659

New Scleral Fixation Technique for Subluxated Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lens

Uğur Ünsal1, Berkay Akmaz2
1Department of Ophtalmology, Batigoz Eye Health Center, Izmir, Turkey
2Department of Ophtalmology, Manisa City Hospital, Manisa, Turkey

Objectives: This study describes a new scleral fixation technique to treat a subluxated intraocular lens (IOL).

Methods: Four eyes of 4 patients were treated for a subluxated IOL with the described technique at Batigoz Eye Hospital. Demographic data, IOL type, and follow-up details were recorded, including the length of follow-up, postoperative refraction error, and complications.

Results: The study included 2 female and 2 male patients. The median age was 54 years (range: 45-66 years). The mean duration of follow-up was 8 months (range: 5-13 months). Two of the subluxated IOLs were a monoblock subluxation of the IOL and the capsular tension ring, 2 were a 3-piece IOL. Follow-up examinations revealed no astigmatism >1.50 D. An anterior vitrectomy was performed in 1 patient who had preoperatively prolapsed vitreous in the anterior chamber. No complication was observed throughout the follow-up.

Conclusion: This new scleral fixation technique facilitates fixation of a dislocated IOL. Compared with previous methods, this technique provides fixation of the subluxated IOL to the sclera with a less invasive procedure and less intraocular manipulation.

Keywords: Scleral fixation technique, subluxated intraocular lens, sutured scleral fixation.

Uğur Ünsal, Berkay Akmaz. New Scleral Fixation Technique for Subluxated Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lens. Beyoglu Eye J. 2021; 6(1): 62-65

Corresponding Author: Berkay Akmaz, Türkiye
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