Official ESCRS | European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons

Posterior chamber phakic implantable collagen lens (ICL) Implantation in 465 eyes, a personal 10 years of experience

Session Details

Session Title: Refractive
Session Date/Time: Sunday 22/02/2015 | 08:30-11:00
Paper Time: 09:42
Venue: Sadirvan A
First Author: : H.Talu TURKEY
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Abstract Details


To analyse the efficacy and safety of posterior chamber phakic ICL implantation to correct high refractive errors.


Dunya Eye Hospital, Atakoy, Istanbul, Turkey


A retrospective study of 465 phakic Visian ICL (Staar, Monrovia, Ca, USA) implanted eyes. All surgeries were performed under general anesthesia, by the same surgeon (H.T), and at the same setting. Recorded visual and refractive results, complications and re-interventions were analysed.


42 eyes had immediate IOP rise which decreased after intravenous mannitol infusion. 6 eyes had pupillary block which required surgery and 4 peripheric iridotomy. 6 eyes of 3 patients required continious antiglaucomatous treatment. 3 eyes with toric ICL implants required axis rotation. 6 eyes of 3 patients required laser vision correction. 2 eyes developed late onset vision lowering cataract, ICLs were explanted and phaco was done. 1 eye developed sudden anterior subcapsular cataract which did not affect vision. 1 eye developed retinal detachment, received PPV and developed cataract afterwards. Exept this eye, none of the eyes lost BSCVA


After implanting 465 ICLs in over 10 years, I may suggest that posterior chamber phakic ICL implantation seems effective in reducing high refractive errors; its complications are low and well tolerated.

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