Iris-Sutured Intraocular Lens in Posterior Capsular Rent



Cataract surgery is prone to capsule complications; this could be due to the preexisting defects or abnormalities in the eye of the patient, due to instrument malfunction during the surgery or even due to surgeon error [1]. In eyes with large capsule tears or severe zonular loss, IOL implantation is a challenge. In the present scenario where economic and social expectations have risen to near-perfect restoration of postcataract surgery vision, aphakia itself is considered a disease. The IOL options in eyes with compromised capsular support include anterior chamber angle-fixated IOL, iris-fixated anterior claw lenses, posterior chamber iris-sutured IOL, sutured, and sutureless scleral-fixated posterior chamber IOL. Each eye is different, and the technique employed varies based on the ocular condition and surgeon’s preference.


Anterior Chamber Cystoid Macular Edema Anterior Chamber Depth Suture Loop Anterior Vitrectomy 
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The figures in this chapter are drawn by Dr. Sathish Devarajan, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, India.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Aravind Eye HospitalMaduraiIndia

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