OPACIFICATION OF SCLERAL-SUTURED AKREOS AO60 INTRAOCULAR LENS AFTER VITRECTOMY WITH GAS TAMPONADE: CASE SERIES

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Abstract

Background/Purpose:

We report the first two cases of postoperative opacification of scleral-sutured Akreos AO60 intraocular lens after vitrectomy with the gas tamponade.

Methods:

Two patients with ectopia lentis underwent pars plana vitrectomy, pars plana lensectomy, and scleral fixation of an Akreos AO60 intraocular lens with Gore-Tex suture. Retinal breaks were noted during vitrectomy and consequently intravitreal gas tamponade was used after endolaser retinopexy. Postoperatively, both patients developed intraocular lens opacification but maintained excellent visual acuity; however, one patient developed bothersome though tolerable photophobia.

Conclusion:

Although still an excellent option for the management of surgical aphakia in the absence of capsular support, caution should be taken when using a hydrophilic secondary intraocular lens, such as Akreos AO60, during vitreoretinal surgery if gas is required.

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