Intrascleral IOL fixation with hook-shaped haptic-IOL effective for eyes with insufficient capsular support
Intrascleral intraocular lens (IOL) fixation using a hook-shaped haptic IOL (hsh-IOL) was found to be an effective option for eyes with insufficient capsular support, according to a study.
In this study, 27 patients (27 eyes) were followed for 3 months after undergoing intrascleral IOL fixation with an hsh-IOL. Insufficient capsular support, including IOL dislocation, aphakia, or dislocated crystalline lens were the main reasons for surgery.
The mean postoperative corrected visual acuity (VA) was significantly better than the mean preoperative value. The mean postoperative corneal endothelial cell count was 2036± 644 cells/mm2 compared to the preoperative value of 2316± 527 cells/mm2.
At 1-month postoperative, no patients have an IOP < 5 mmHg or > 25 mmHg.
No intraoperative or vision-threatening complications were reported due to postoperative haptics misalignment.
Yoshida N, Kojia T, Ichikawa K. Early clinical outcomes of intrascleral fixation using an intraocular lens with hook-shaped haptics. Clin Ophthalmol. 2021;15:2885-2892