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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 64  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 45-49

Iris-claw intraocular lens implantation: Anterior chamber versus retropupillary implantation

Department of Ophthalmology, Adana Numune Training and Research Hospital, Adana, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Sezer Helvaci
Elbistan Devlet Hastanesi, Kahramanmaraş - 46100
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.178139

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Purpose: To compare the outcomes of anterior chamber and retropupillary implantation of iris-claw Artisan intraocular lenses (IOL). Design: Prospective, randomized, single-blinded study. Patients and Methods: Forty eyes of forty aphakic patients were enrolled. Patients were randomized into two groups. Each group includes twenty patients. Group 1 received anterior chamber Artisan IOL implantation. Group 2 received retropupillary Artisan IOL implantation. Preoperative and postoperative corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA), intraocular pressure (IOP), and all complications were noted and compared at 6 months follow-up. Results: Each two groups obtained a significant improvement in CDVA (P < 0.05). Four patients in Group 1 and five patients in Group 2 had significant but nonpermanent increase at IOP values. There were one and two pupillary irregularity in Group 1 and Group 2, respectively. In one patient, a shallow and inferior located retinal detachment were encountered in anterior chamber group. Conclusions: The results were not significantly different between the two fixation techniques for iris-claw lens. The surgery procedure is dependent to surgeon experience and eye's conditions.

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