Management of 2 intraocular lenses in the same eye

Andrés Emanuelli, William E. Smiddy

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Objective: To present options for managing a patient with a dislocated intraocular lens (IOL) in the presence of a second, nondislocated IOL. Methods: A review of 3 consecutive cases and the surgical maneuvers used in managing them. Results: The anterior chamber IOL was removed after scleral fixating the dislocated posterior chamber IOL in 1 case with corneal disease. The foldable, dislocated, original posterior chamber IOL was manipulated around an existing posterior chamber IOL and then removed at the limbus in 2 other cases. The visual acuity and retained IOL were stable in all 3 eyes. Conclusions: Existing techniques with minimal modifications can be applied to managing an eye with a dislocated IOL and a coexisting nondislocated IOL with satisfactory results, but treatment needs to be customized to the specific situation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)86-88
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of ophthalmology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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