Intraocular Lens Insertion

  • Rajen Gupta


Following the removal of any residual soft lens material, the artificial intraocular lens (IOL) implant is inserted into the empty capsule bag. Common practice is to use a pre-loaded injector system to insert the IOL into the eye. There are many injectable systems on the market, and each manufacture has their own lens and injector design. Thus, each device system will have a recommended IOL preparation and implantation technique. Novice surgeons will need to be familiar with the injection device and implant used in their unit. Trainer and Trainee should discuss the precise specifics before surgery.

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajen Gupta
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  1. 1.Newcastle Eye Centre Royal Victoria InfirmaryNewcastle upon TyneUK

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