Iris Claw Intraocular Lens in Complex Cases

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Abstract

In the setting of secondary aphakia without capsular support from prior cataract extraction or a subluxed intraocular lens (IOL) requiring IOL exchange, the iris claw IOL should be considered as a safe and effective alternative to traditional open-loop, angle-fixated anterior chamber IOLs or posterior chamber iris- or scleral-fixated IOLs. The relative technical ease of implantation and decreased time of surgery as well as absence of contact with the anterior chamber angle and long-term stability may provide patients with an equally effective or more advantageous option as compared with the other modes of IOL fixation.

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