Combined transscleral fixation of an artificial iris prosthesis with an intraocular lens


GÜNENÇ Ü., ÖZTÜRK A. T., ARIKAN G., KAYA M.

ARQUIVOS BRASILEIROS DE OFTALMOLOGIA, vol.79, no.1, pp.53-55, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 79 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5935/0004-2749.20160017
  • Journal Name: ARQUIVOS BRASILEIROS DE OFTALMOLOGIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.53-55
  • Keywords: Aniridia, Aphakia, Postcataract, Cataract extraction, Iris/injuries, Eye injuries, Lens implantation, Intraocular, Prosthesis design, POSTTRAUMATIC ANIRIDIA, TRAUMATIC ANIRIDIA, IOL IMPLANTATION, OCULAR TRAUMA, APHAKIA
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Post-traumatic aniridia combined with aphakia may be seen after globe injury. Aside from esthetic aspects, partial or total loss of the iris tissue may also be related to various degrees of glare and photophobia. Such patients suffer from severe visual impairment secondary to aphakia. Herein we describe a novel surgical technique for the management of an aphakic eye with traumatic aniridia for a patient who underwent transscleral fixation of a custom-tailored artificial iris prosthesis combined with a rigid intraocular lens (IOL). Tight suturing of the IOL haptic eyelets on the silicone iris prosthesis and fixation of such a complex to the scleral wall may provide excellent cosmetic and functional outcomes in aphakic eyes with aniridia.