Journal article

Air-Assisted Implantation of Anterior Chamber Intraocular Lens

Tushar Agarwal, Sandeep Gupta, Namrata Sharma, Sudarshan Khokhar, Vishal Jhanji

Eye & Contact Lens Science & Clinical Practice | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2015

Abstract

PURPOSE: We describe a technique of air-assisted anterior chamber intraocular lens (ACIOL) implantation. METHODS: Lens aspiration and ACIOL implantation was performed in patients with progressive subluxation of lenses associated with systemic disorders. RESULTS: Surgery was performed in nine eyes of six patients. No intraoperative adverse events were noted. There was air leak from the main port in three patients while inserting the intraocular lens; however the ACIOL was successfully implanted after re-injecting air from the side port. The mean best-corrected visual acuity improved from 0.67 to 0.25 log of minimal angle of resolution at 6-month follow-up. Mean intraocular pressure preoperati..

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