Anterior chamber fixation of a posterior chamber intraocular lens: A novel technique

Kukner A. S. , Alagoz G., Erdurmus M., Serin D., DOĞAN Ü., Yilmaz T.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, cilt.62, ss.487-489, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 62 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4103/0301-4738.132107
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.487-489


We aimed to evaluate the implantation of a posterior chamber intraocular lens (IOL) in the anterior chamber (AC) with the haptics passing through two iridectomies to the posterior chamber. A total of 33 eyes of 33 patients with inadequate posterior capsular support due to either previous aphakia or posterior capsular rupture during cataract extraction were included in the study. A double iridectomy was performed on all patients using a vitrectomy probe on the midperiphery of the iris. IOLs were implanted in the AC, and the haptics were passed through the iridectomies to the posterior chamber. The mean follow-up time was 25.3 months. AC hemorrhage occurred in five patients during the iridectomy procedure. Corneal edema was detected in eight of 14 patients with primary IOL insertions. Haptic dislocation was detected in only one patient. This technique may be a good alternative to scleral-fixated IOL implantation in eyes with aphakia.