Scleral Fixation of a Hydrophobic Acrylic Intraocular Lens with Eyelets Using 8-0 Polypropylene Suture

Do Wook Kim, Sung Chul Lee, Ji Hwan Lee

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Abstract

Purpose: To report clinical outcomes of a scleral fixation technique of a hydrophobic acrylic intraocular lens with eyelets using 8-0 polypropylene suture. Methods: Nine eyes of nine patients who underwent combined pars plana vitrectomy and sclera fixation of an intraocular lens using this technique were analyzed. Results: The mean follow-up period was 7.11 months (range, 6-12 months), and there was a significant visual improvement at 6 months after surgery. The mean logarithm of the minimum angle of the resolution changed from 0.54 at baseline to 0.29 at postoperative 6 months (p = 0.016). The mean postoperative spherical equivalent at 6 months was -0.90 ± 0.90 diopters, and the mean predictive error was -0.49 ± 0.62 diopters. Conclusions: Postoperative visual and refractive outcomes were favorable, and the positions of intraocular lenses were well centered in all cases. This technique could be a useful alternative for surgeons without easy access to Gore-Tex suture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-59
Number of pages6
JournalKorean journal of ophthalmology : KJO
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Feb

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  • Ophthalmology

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