Iris claw lens insertion useful in aphakic patients

December 16, 2011

A recent investigation included in Eye has found that performing Artisan iris claw lens insertion is beneficial in acquired aphakia.

A recent investigation included in Eye has found that performing Artisan iris claw lens insertion is beneficial in acquired aphakia.

The study, led by Dr K.S. Lett, Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester, UK, involved a retrospective analysis of 32 aphakic eyes of 31 patients that had experienced Artisan lens implantation. The follow-up varied between 6 and 42 months, with a mean of 17.3 months. Complicated phacoemulsification was the most common cause of aphakia with 17 of the 32 eyes presenting with it.

Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) that exceeded preoperative data was gained in 21 of the 32 eyes included in the evaluation. Preoperative BCVA was matched postoperatively in 10 eyes and one eye presented with a BCVA worse than the preoperative data. This was due to non-arteritic anterior ischaemic, optic neuropathy.

Pre-existing glaucoma or ocular hypertension was found in 4 of the total study eyes. There were no problems with intraocular pressure, uveitis, glaucoma or hyphaema during the follow-up period.