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21st Annual Meeting of the German Retina Society and 8th Symposium of the International Society of Ocular Trauma (ISOT)

German Retina Society
International Society of Ocular Trauma

19.06. - 22.06.2008, Würzburg

Cosmetic IOL implantation by scleral fixation: dancing around the traumatized iris!

Meeting Abstract

  • Cesare Forlini - Ravenna/Italy
  • M. Forlini - Ravenna/Italy
  • A. Bratu - Bucarest/Romania
  • A. Aversano - Ravenna/Italy
  • P. Rossini - Ravenna/Italy

Retinologische Gesellschaft. International Society of Ocular Trauma. 21. Jahrestagung der Retinologischen Gesellschaft gemeinsam mit dem 8. Symposium der International Society of Ocular Trauma. Würzburg, 19.-22.06.2008. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2008. DocISOTRG2008V086

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Published: June 18, 2008

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Purpose: Aim of the presentation is to show a case series of cosmetic IOL implant (Ophtec REF 311) in partial or total post-traumatic aniridia. La IOL è una “single-piece” in PMMA, con diametro totale di 13.75mm, diametro dell'ottica di 4 mme del diaframma colorato di 9 mm; i poteri di correzione vanno da +10 a +30 D. Esiste in 3 colorazioni: marrone, blu o verde.

Methods: A PMMA unfoldable IOL. Our surgical technique: two scleral flaps at 3 and 9, use of prolene 10-0 suture, endoacopic control; 25 gauge anterior infusion.If possible the IOL can be fixed on the remains of the anterior capsule.

Results: We performed the implant on 28 patients: 27 scleral fixed and 1 in the sulcuson the anterior capsule. No intra-operative complications. During the follow up, 4 cases presented anterior and intermediate uveitis. Follow-up 6 - 48 months.

Conclusions: The Ophtec REF 311 IOL is a valid solution in terms of anatomic, hestetic and functional results in the treatment of post-traumatic aniridia and aphakia. The endoscopy can be helpful during the operation to ceck the surgical steps.