Scleral fixation suture technique without lens removal for posteriorly dislocated intraocular lenses


Mensiz E., Aytuluner E., Ozerturk Y.

CANADIAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY-JOURNAL CANADIEN D OPHTALMOLOGIE, vol.37, no.5, pp.290-294, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0008-4182(02)80024-2
  • Title of Journal : CANADIAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY-JOURNAL CANADIEN D OPHTALMOLOGIE
  • Page Numbers: pp.290-294

Abstract

Background: Posterior chamber intraocular lenses (IOLs) may dislocate into the vitreous or over the retina at the time of, or several months after, surgery or following injury. Techniques described to reposition dislocated lenses have drawbacks, such as lens removal, lens exchange, difficulties of lens repositioning procedures and high cost. We describe a technique in which the haptics of dislocated IOLs are fixed to the sclera after the haptics are externalized solely through a pars plicata incision site and tied with a 10-0 Prolene suture.