February 24, 2017
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Visual acuity improved at 36 months with flanged IOL fixation

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Flanged IOL fixation, a new technique for transconjunctival intrascleral fixation of an IOL, is a minimally invasive procedure that improves corrected and uncorrected visual acuity, according to a speaker here.

“Flanged IOL fixation technique is a simple and minimally invasive way and provides good IOL fixation with firm haptic fixation,” Shin Yamane, MD, of Japan, said at the inaugural Retina World Congress.

Shin Yamane

Shin Yamane

Yamane’s study was accepted as an abstract submission winner by the congress.

Yamane and colleagues conducted a prospective, non-comparative, interventional case series of 100 eyes of 97 patients that underwent flanged IOL fixation. Only eyes with aphakia, a dislocated IOL or a subluxated crystalline lens were included in the study, he said.

Complications were minimal. Mean logMAR best corrected visual acuity improved from 0.25 preoperatively to 0.04 at 36 months postoperatively. Mean logMAR uncorrected visual acuity improved from 1.23 preoperatively to 0.50 at 36 months postoperatively.

“Best corrected and uncorrected visual acuity were improved at 6, 12, 24 and 36 months postoperatively,” Yamane said. – by Robert Linnehan


Yamane S. Abstract submission winner presentation: Flanged intraocular lens fixation. Presented at: Retina World Congress; Feb. 23-26, 2017; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Disclosure: Yamane reports no relevant financial disclosures.