- Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
- May/June 2012 - Volume 49 · Issue 3: 157-163
To report the surgical technique and outcomes of a no-ring approach to posterior chamber intraocular lens (IOL) implantation in children and young adults with subluxation of the crystalline lens.
A three-piece 5.5-mm hydrophobic acrylic IOL was implanted in which the optic and one haptic were inside the capsular bag and the other haptic was in the ciliary sulcus. The implantations were done in 13 eyes of 10 patients with lens subluxation. One haptic was fixated in the ciliary sulcus by passing it through an operculum-shaped opening in the capsular bag edge, made between 2 and 3 clock hours, clockwise from the middle point of the subluxated area.
The mean age of the 10 patients was 12.61 ± 8.04 years and the mean follow-up was 21.38 ± 11.29 months. The mean preoperative and postoperative best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was 1.15 ± 0.58 and 0.37 ± 0.17 logarithm of the minimum angle of resolution, respectively, in 11 measured eyes. The postoperative BCVA was 20/40 or better in 4 eyes (36.36%), between 20/40 and 20/60 in 6 eyes (54.54%), and between 20/80 and 20/100 in 1 eye (9.09%). The BCVA improved in all eyes. Postoperative IOL decentration between 1.0 and 1.5 mm occurred in 3 of 13 eyes (23.08%).
The results indicate that the no-ring technique allows centration of an IOL implanted into a subluxated capsular bag without using capsule tension rings.
From the Department of Ophthalmology (ACLR), Botucatu Medical School, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil; and Miles Center for Pediatric Ophthalmology (RHT, MEW), Storm Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina.
Presented at the ASCR/ASOA Symposium & Congress; April 10–14, 2010; Boston, Massachusetts.
The authors have no financial or proprietary interest in the materials presented herein.
Address correspondence to Antonio Carlos L. Rodrigues, MD, Departamento de OFT/ORL e CCP. Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu –UNESP, Distrito de Rubião Júnior s/n, Botucatu, SP, 18618-970, Brasil. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: April 16, 2011
Accepted: June 17, 2011
Posted Online: August 02, 2011