3 years ago

Modified posterior-assisted levitation with intraocular lens scaffold and glued IOL for sinking nucleus in eyes with inadequate sulcus support

Posterior-assisted levitation is used to retrieve and levitate a sinking nucleus in cataract surgery associated with posterior capsule rupture. After the nucleus is levitated in the anterior chamber, the intraocular lens (IOL) scaffold procedure helps emulsify the nuclear remnants with the phacoemulsification probe and glue-assisted intrascleral haptic fixation (glued IOL) enables appropriate placement of an IOL in cases with insufficient capsule support. We describe a triumvirate procedure for a sinking nucleus in the absence of capsule support that combines modified posterior-assisted levitation, in which the nucleus is levitated from the existing sclerotomy sites of glued IOL surgery, with the IOL scaffold technique, enabling a closed-chamber approach when performed concurrently.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S0886335017303401

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