Scleral fixation of intraocular lens in eyes with history of open globe injury

Touka Banaee, Setareh Sagheb

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Purpose: To report the results and complications of scleral fixation of intraocular lens (SF-IOL) in traumatized eyes of children with iris defects and inadequate capsular support with technique customized to the condition of the eye. Methods: Retrospective review of pediatric eyes with a history of open globe injury and SF-IOLs. All eyes had undergone pars plana vitrectomy and lensectomy after primary repair of the laceration. Site of scleral fixation and limbal incision were selected according to the site of traumatic scar, remaining capsular support, and keratometry. Results: Ten patients with a mean age of 6.1 years were included. Mean duration of aphakia was 18.7 months. Five eyes had adequate capsular support for one haptic of the IOL. The only intraoperative complication was mild ciliary body hemorrhage. Mean follow-up was 11.8 months. Uncorrected visual acuity did not improve postoperatively in only one eye due to severe corneal astigmatism. Best-corrected visual acuity improved in 6 eyes. Mean postoperative sphere and cylinder were 1.8 and -3.05 diopters, respectively. The only postoperative complication was decentration of a sulcus-fixed haptic needing reoperation in one eye. Conclusion: SF-IOL is a viable option for correcting traumatic aphakia and can have good results if customized to the condition of the eye.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)292-297
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology


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