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With a Little Help from My Friends

  Channels: Cataract Surgery | Posted 7/23/2012

Garry P. Condon MD, and Thierry C. Verstraeten, MD, present an IOL exchange case. The single piece acrylic lens fell posteriorly which required a little help from a vitreoretinal colleague. A 25-gauge pars plana vitrectomy and performed and the lens was brought anteriorly with microforceps. Once the IOL was returned to the anterior chamber, the lens was segmented with microscissors and removed. intraocular lens exchange with McCannel iris suture fixation. A new IOL is placed with an optic capture and the haptics were sutured to the iris via the Siepser sliding knot technique.
Narrated by Tyler Q. Kirk, MD

Intraocular lens, IOL, IOLs • Surgical Instruments


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