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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 65  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 472-476

Glued intraocular lens implantation for eyes with inadequate capsular support: Analysis of the postoperative visual outcome


Department of Cataract Surgery, Rajan Eye Care Hospital Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Sujatha Mohan
Rajan Eye Care Hospital Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_375_16

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Aim: The aim of this study is to analyze the postoperative visual outcomes of fibrin glue-assisted, suture-less posterior chamber (PC) intraocular lens (IOL) implantation technique in eyes with inadequate capsule support at a tertiary eye care hospital in South India. Setting and Design: This is a retrospective, nonrandomized case series. Patients and Methods: This study analyzes 94 eyes which underwent PC-IOL implantation by fibrin glue-assisted, suture-less technique. All patients who had IOL implants by the fibrin glue-assisted PC-IOL technique from August 2009 to January 2014 were included in the study. Intra- and post-operative complications were analyzed. The postoperative best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BSCVA) was evaluated and recorded at the end of 6 months. Statistical Analysis: The data were analyzed using SPSS version 16.1 (SPSS Inc., Chicago, Illinois, USA) using two sample paired t-test and independent t-test. Results: A total of 94 eyes of 92 patients that underwent glued IOL implantation over a period of 5 years were analyzed. Out of 94 eyes, 77 eyes (84.6%) maintained or improved on their preoperative BSCVA (P = 0.012). Conclusion: We conclude that glued IOL implantation is a feasible option in rehabilitating patients with aphakia without adequate capsular support.


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