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One-haptic fixation of posterior chamber intraocular lenses without scleral flaps

Poster Details

First Author: A.Moawad EGYPT

Co Author(s):    A. Ghanem              

Abstract Details


To assess visual results and complications of a modified technique of posterior chamber intraocular lenses (PC IOLs) in aphakic eyes without scleral flaps.


: Mansoura university hospital, Egypt


Modified one-haptic scleral fixation was performed in one eye each of 25 patients with aphakia and insufficient capsule support. Follow up period for six months. Outcome measures included Best-corrected visual acuity, intraocular pressure (IOP), and postoperative complications


The study included 15 male and 10 female. The preoperative best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) ranged from 5/60 to 6/9. The operation time ranged from 25 to 45 minutes (mean 35.25±5.34 min). Anterior vitrectomy was performed in 12 cases (48%). There was no major IOL decentration. The final BCVA ranged from 6/36 to 6/9. Seven cases (28%) showed postoperative glaucoma, five cases (20%) had temporary hypotony, and hyphema in 2 eyes (8%). No cases of suture erosion, postoperative endophthalmitis, retinal detachment, or IOL dislocation were detected.


This technique of one-haptic scleral fixation of posterior chamber IOLs is a good choice in presence of insufficient capsule support. It reduces the operation time, achieves the IOL stability, and minimizes post-operative suture-related complications.

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