Foldable posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation in the absence of capsular and zonular support

John M. Ramocki, Dong H. Shin, Bernice K. Glover, Donald A. Morris, Yong Y. Kim

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    Abstract

    PURPOSE: To implant foldable posterior chamber intraocular lenses in the absence of capsular and zonular support. METHODS: Case reports. In two patients, two eyes with aphakia, lack of capsular or zonular support, and contact lens intolerance underwent the implantation of a silicone and an acrylic foldable posterior chamber intraocular lens, respectively. RESULTS: In the two eyes, final visual acuity was 20/25 and 20/50, respectively. No intraoperative vitreal, retinal, or choroidal complications were noted. The postoperative recovery was rapid, and there was minimal induced astigmatism. CONCLUSIONS: The implantation of foldable posterior chamber intraocular lenses in aphakic eyes without capsular and zonular support may result in fewer intraoperative complications. It also allows for faster postoperative recovery and less postoperative astigmatism.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)213-216
    Number of pages4
    JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
    Volume127
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1999 Feb

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Ophthalmology

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