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Save the Iris! (Management of Traumatized Iris)

  Channels: General | Posted 12/15/2014

Matteo Forlini MD; Paolo Rossini MD; Adriana Bratu MD; and Cesare Forlini MD; present a strategy for traumatic iris injuries. The iris is often considered as a boundary area between anterior and posterior segment surgery, and it is a zone not well defined between the competencies of the vitreoretinal and anterior segment surgeon. We reviewed eyes with only anterior injuries or combined anterior and posterior segment injuries. At the end of iris reconstruction, we performed retropupillary implantation of the iris claw IOL. In all these cases with iris trauma, the retropupillary iris claw IOL was stable without disenclavation. This "middle earth" is an area of surgery not well defined. At the time of primary repair, every effort should be made to preserve as much of the normal iris tissue as possible.

Iris reconstruction • Ocular trauma • Trauma

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