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Salvaging the foldable intraocular lens (IOL) trapped in cartridge

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Session Title: Presented Poster Session: Cataract Surgery Complications and Management II

Session Date/Time: Saturday 05/09/2015 | 15:00-16:30

Paper Time: 16:00

Venue: Poster Village: Pod 1

First Author: : S.Prasad INDIA

Co Author(s): :    R. Kumar   S. Tiwary   H. Ojha   B. Tiwary     

Abstract Details


To describe the technique of releasing the foldable hydrophilic acrylic IOL stucked in the injector.


Divyadrishti Eye Centre a superspeciality eye hospital at Patna, India


Retrospective study of seven cases of senile cataract who underwent phacoemulsification with 2.8 mm of incision with complicated implantation of hydrophilic acrylic IOL .In all cases the leading haptic delivered in anterior chamber but the trailing haptic got stuck between plunger and wall of cartridge.As it could not be released by any means,the wall of cartridge was incised with 11 no.Bard Parkar knife taking care not to injure the IOL.


All seven cases could be released safely without damage to any part of IOL and successfully implanted in the bag.


Stuck haptic of IOL can be rescued by releasing the pressure in the cartridge by incising the wal.

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