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Reducing hypervault of phakic IOL (Visian ICL) by rotation of ICL within the ciliary sulcus

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Session Details

Session Title: Presented Poster Session: Phakic IOLs II

Session Date/Time: Monday 12/09/2016 | 09:30-11:00

Paper Time: 09:40

Venue: Poster Village: Pod 2

First Author: : M.Bechmann GERMANY

Co Author(s): :    R. Wiltfang   L. Troeber   D. Kook        

Abstract Details


To evaluate clearance changes of phakic IOL (Visian ICL, STAAR Surgical) induced by rotation of the ICL of 90 degrees.


Clinical study Smile Eyes Eye Clinic Munich Airport


Retrospective analysis of implanted ICLs in the period from 2012 - 2016. Surgeries were performed at two different centers by two surgeons (MB / DK). Cases of ICL hypervault with subsequent surgical ICL rotation from horizontal to vertical position were identified. Posterior clearance (distance between ICL and crystalline lens) was assessed before and after rotation by performing Pentacam imaging (Oculus).


Of 543 implanted ICLs, 6 eyes showed postoperative hypervault > 900 microns. ICL rotation of 90 degrees from horizontal into vertical position was performed without any complications. Average vaulting was 1042 microns before and 683 microns after rotation leading to an average vault reduction of 359 microns.


Our data demonstrate hypervault reduction of ICL by rotation of the ICL from horizontal into vertical position. This technique can be an alternative to ICL exchange in cases of non-toric ICL implantation and postoperative hypervaulting.

Financial Disclosure:

One or more of the authors receives consulting fees, retainer, or contract payments from a competing company

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