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10 - 14 Sept. 2016, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Intraocular lens implantation in microphthalmic aphakia in children

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Session Title: Presented Poster Session: Congenital Cataract Surgery

Session Date/Time: Saturday 10/09/2016 | 09:30-10:50

Paper Time: 09:50

Venue: Poster Village: Pod 1

First Author: : S.Kıvanç TURKEY

Co Author(s): :    A. Özmen              

Abstract Details


To investigate features of the microphthalmic eyes with cataract, of which secondary intraocular lens (IOL) implantation for aphakia was successfully done after cataract surgery.


Uludag University, School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology


Medical Records of pediatric patients who had microphthalmia and cataract and had undergone lens aspiration (LA) between January 2008 and December 2015 were reviewed. Seven eyes of 6 patients (3 female/ 3 male) with secondary IOL implantation were included in the study. Period between lens aspiration and lens implantation, axial length, contact lens (CL) rehabilitation, complications, residual refraction and final visual acuity (VA) were noted.


Median follow-up period was 110 months. Median age of patients at the time of LA was 11 months of age; median period between LA and IOL implantation was 21 months. Median refractive power of CL that used for rehabilitation after LA was 30.5 Diopter(D) and prior to lens implantation was 29D. Median axial length and VA with CL prior to IOL implantation was 19.4mm and 6/60 respectively. Median refractive power of the IOL, postoperative refraction and VA were 26.5D, 1,5D and 6/30 respectively. There was no significant difference between VAs that measured with CL rehabilitation prior to the surgery and after IOL implantation(p:0.157 Wilcoxon signed ranks test). Capsular fibrosis was developed as post-operative complication in 2 eyes after IOL implantation.


In our case series, we implanted IOLs nearly one fourth of microphthalmic eyes and secondary IOL implantation was successfully done without serious complication. Our results suggest that with appropriate surgical technique and cautious patient selection, IOL implantation in microphthalmic eyes is successful without any serious complication.

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