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

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

Sankara Eye Centre, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Raghavendra Rao
Sankara Eye Centre, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.107198

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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.

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