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Correction of bilateral surgical aphakia using Artisan iris-claw lens retropupillary

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First Author: L.Bran ROMANIA

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To restore spectacle free vision in a patient aged 81, with multiple coronary by-pass surgeries, at his desire, 15 years after bilateral intracapsular cataract extraction and 5 years after retinal detachment surgery in the left eye.


The Ophthalmology theatre of Polisano Hospital, Sibiu


We assesed the case at the slit lamp, we performed funduscopy, endothelial cell count, and biometry using the IOL Master and US A-scan. We implanted the IOL at two weeks difference, first in the left eye, with much care due to previous pathology trying to protect the corneal endothelium.


BCVA with hyperopic correction (+12D) was 20/25 in OD and 20/60 in OS. After surgery UVA was 20/25 in OD and 20/30 in OS, intraocular pressure was within normal limits, retina shows no damage and the endothelial cell count was very little modified at six months.


Artisan Aphakia lens placed underneath the iris is a safe method to restore vision in difficult cases without further damage to the retina, sparing the corneal endothelium with outcomes that are stable in time (9 months follow-up). FINANCIAL INTEREST: NONE

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