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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 163-167

Glue-assisted intrascleral fixation of posterior chamber intraocular lens

Department of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Narang Eye Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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Priya Narang
Narang Eye Hospital, Civil Hospital Road, Baliya Limbdi, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.112160

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Purpose: To analyze the visual outcome of patients undergoing glue-assisted intrascleral fixation of posterior chamber intraocular lens (IOL) in the absence of posterior capsular support. Materials and Methods: This retrospective study analyzes 25 eyes which underwent IOL implantation by the glued intrascleral fixation technique. The pre and post-operative uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA), pre and post-operative best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), intraocular pressure (IOP), IOL position, anterior chamber reaction and central macular thickness were assessed and recorded. Immediate and late post-operative complications were also recorded. Results: A total of 25 eyes of 22 patients were reviewed and analyzed over a period of one year. All eyes had a foldable three-piece IOL implanted. About 84% of the eyes had a gain of one or more lines, 12% had no gain, and 4% had a fall of three lines of BCVA on Snellen's visual chart, which was attributed to cystoid macular edema (CME). Postoperatively, there was a significant improvement in the UCVA (P < 0.05) and in the BCVA (P < 0.05). Postoperative complications included decentration in one case and vitritis with chronic macular edema in another case. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) demonstrated well placed IOL with no tilt. Conclusion: Although the results of one year follow-up of glued intrascleral fixation are promising, long term studies are recommended.

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