Scleral suture fixation technique for one-piece acrylic intraocular lens

Ella H. Leung, Amir Mohsenin, William E. Smiddy

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Purpose:To apply a previously published scleral fixation technique to secure one-piece acrylic intraocular lenses (IOLs) to the sclera.Methods:Retrospective, consecutive, noncomparative case series.Results:All patients (16 eyes of 15 patients) who underwent scleral fixation of 1-piece acrylic IOLs using the loop method from 2014 to 2016 were included. The mean follow-up was 8.1 months. Repositioning of dislocated 1-piece acrylic IOLs was performed in 8 eyes, a primary implantation in 5 eyes, and IOL exchange in 3 eyes. All IOLs remained well-centered postoperatively. The vision improved from an initial best-corrected visual acuity of 0.97 ± 0.74 logMAR (Snellen equivalent ≈20/190) to 0.47 ± 0.49 logMAR (≈20/60, P = 0.031) at the last follow-up. The postoperative complications were self-limited.Conclusion:The previously reported scleral suture fixation technique can be readily applied to one-piece acrylic IOLs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-253
Number of pages3
JournalRetinal Cases and Brief Reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2018


  • acrylic intraocular lens
  • one-piece intraocular lens
  • scleral suture fixation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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