Simple technique for the rescue and refixation of a partially disenclavated retropupillary iris claw intraocular lens

Hyun Goo Kang, Jae Yong Han, Sung Chul Lee, Min Kim

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1833-1835
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Nov 18

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We utilized a Sinskey hook, Artisan® forceps, and the 27-gauge cannula connected to the viscoelastics device to rescue and re-fixate the RPICIOL in a minimally invasive manner with a simple clear corneal incision approach without the need for placement of a trocar/cannula in previously vitrecomized eyes. This surgical technique reduces the operating time and costs while accelerating visual recovery. This is particularly important to these patients with dislocated RPICIOL, as in most cases the procedure for rescue and refixation would at least be the third intraocular surgery for the patient. Utilizing our simple technique, we observed excellent postoperative results with significant long-term RPICIOL stability, sustained UDVA improvement, and minimal endothelial damage. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Authors’ contributions: Conception or design of the work: Kang HG, Lee SC, Kim M; Data collection: Kang HG, Han JY, Kim M; Data analysis and interpretation: Kang HG, Han JY, Kim M; Drafting the article: Kang HG, Kim M; Critical revision of the article: Kang HG, Han JY, Kim M; Final approval of the version to be published: Kang HG, Han JY, Lee SC, Kim M. Foundation: Supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (No.NRF-2019R1G1A1008122), Grant Funded by the Korean Government (MSIT). Conflicts of Interest: Kang HG, None; Han JY, None; Lee SC, None; Kim M, None. REFERENCES 1 Forlini M, Soliman W, Bratu A, Rossini P, Cavallini GM, Forlini C. Long-term follow-up of retropupillary iris-claw intraocular lens

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  • Ophthalmology

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