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Posterior iris-claw to correct aphakia in the absence of capsule support: visual outcome and complications

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First Author: A. Baba TUNISIA

Co Author(s):    W. Zbiba   E. Bouayed   N. Ben Abdessalem   M. lahdiri           

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determinate the Visualoutcome and complications of Posterior iris-claw to correct aphakia in the absence of capsule support.


Correction of aphakia in the absence of capsule support can be achieved by several techniques of IOL implantation. Introduced since 40 years, iris-claw aphakic intraocular lens implantation is one of these methods


This retrospective case series comprised patients who had implantation of an Artisan iris-claw IOL at the department of ophthalmology in the University Hospital of Nabeul in Tunisia from 2011 to 2015 because of a lack of posterior capsule support. we evaluated the indications, visualoutcomes, and safety of iris-claw IOL implantation for aphakia. The mean Follw-up was 10 months (3 to 18 months)


The study comprised 60 eyes. The IOLs were inserted during primary lens surgery in 20 eyes (33.4%), during an IOL exchange procedure for IOP elevation after AC IOLs in 8 eyes (13.4%), and as a secondary procedure in 32 eyes (53.2%). The median final corrected distance visual acuity was 4/10. Forty one eyes (68.4%) had a final corrected distance visual acuity of 5/10 or better. Complications included slight temporary pupil ovalization in 4 eyes (6.67%), cystoid macular edema in 4 eyes (6.67%), and elevated intraocular pressure in 7 eyes (11.7%). No case of endophthalmitis or Iris-claw IOL disenclavation was occurred.


iris-claw IOL implantation for aphakia gave a good visual outcome with a favorable complication rate and can be used for a wide range of indications in eyes without adequate capsule support

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