ONE-YEAR OUTCOMES OF A NOVEL TECHNIQUE FOR RESCUING AND SCLERAL FIXATING A POSTERIOR DISLOCATED INTRAOCULAR LENS–BAG COMPLEX WITHOUT CONJUNCTIVAL OPENING (HOFFMAN POCKETS)

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Abstract

Purpose:

To present the 1-year follow-up of a novel surgical technique that allows for suture fixation of a posteriorly dislocated lens–bag complex without the need for conjunctival incision.

Methods:

A retrospective chart review of 19 patients who underwent posterior chamber intraocular lens rescue using the novel surgical technique was performed. Data were collected 1 year after surgery for all patients.

Results:

Average preoperative vision was 20/500, whereas 3 months and 12 months postoperatively, the vision was 20/65 and 20/54, respectively. Three of 15 eyes had decentration of the sutured intraocular lens, 2 of which required additional surgical repair.

Conclusion:

Outcome data at 1 year support this novel technique as a viable option for the surgical repair of a dislocated lens–capsular bag complex.

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