Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

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: 2013  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 74--75

Iris claw intraocular lens: A viable option in monocular surgical aphakia


Raghavendra Rao, Ajita Sasidharan 
 Sankara Eye Centre, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Raghavendra Rao
Sankara Eye Centre, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
India

To evaluate the safety and efficacy of iris claw intraocular lens (IOL) implantation for correction of monocular surgical aphakia in eyes with no capsular support. This is a prospective interventional case series of 30 eyes of monocular surgical aphakia. Patients underwent posterior iris claw implantation 4 weeks after the primary surgery. Aphakia which resulted due to posterior capsular rupture, large zonulo-dialysis (>180°) and cases of intracapsular cataract extraction in subluxated cataractous lens (>180°) where a posterior chamber IOL could not be placed were included in this study. Postoperatively, best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) improved significantly (P < 0.02), 80% of patients had good vision of (20/20 to 20/40) and endothelial cell loss was 8.96% at 6 months. Secondary iris claw intraocular lens implantation is a viable option to correct monocular aphakia in eyes without capsular support.


How to cite this article:
Rao R, Sasidharan A. Iris claw intraocular lens: A viable option in monocular surgical aphakia.Indian J Ophthalmol 2013;61:74-75


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Rao R, Sasidharan A. Iris claw intraocular lens: A viable option in monocular surgical aphakia. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Sep 19 ];61:74-75
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