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Sutureless intrascleral fixation of hydrophobic acrylic one-piece posterior chamber intraocular lens: intermediate results

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Session Details

Session Title: Cataract Surgery Complications/Management

Session Date/Time: Monday 12/09/2016 | 16:30-18:15

Paper Time: 17:32

Venue: Auditorium C6

First Author: : K.Habon GERMANY

Co Author(s): :    G. Scharioth   A. Dombi                 

Abstract Details


To demonstrate technique and intermediate results of intrascleral fixation of hydrophobic acrylic one-piece posterior chamber intraocular lens (PCIOL) in eyes with no or insufficient capsular support.


Aurelios Augenzentrum, Recklinghausen, Germany


After opening the conjunctiva two straight ciliary sulcus sclerotomies are prepared with a 22-gauge cannula 2.0 mm postlimbal, 180° apart from each other. A small intrascleral pocket is prepeared with a sharp needle counterclockwise, parallel to the limbus, starting from the sclerotomies. The haptics of a hydrophobic acrylic one-piece IOL (AcrySof®, Alcon Lab, USA) are fixated intrasclerally with the help of a special 25G forceps (Scharioth Forceps, DORC, The Netherlands). Surgical technique will be demonstrated with video. Refraction, intraocular pressure, PCIOL position and complications were evaluated.


All PCIOL with intrascleral haptic fixation were stable and well centered. No intra- or postoperative complications occurred in a postoperative follow-up of maximum 36 months. Intraoperative orientation of the haptic during intrascleral fixation seemed to be more difficult as using three-piece PCIOL for this technique.


Our results of sutureless intrascleral fixation of one-piece PCIOLs suggest that it is a reliable and successful method with low complication rate, resulting in long-term centration, three-dimensional axial stability for reliable refractive results in eyes with no or insufficient capsular support.

Financial Disclosure:

... receives consulting fees, retainer, or contract payments from a company producing, developing or supplying the product or procedure presented

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