University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Secondary Anterior Chamber Intraocular Lens

Thomas A. Oetting, MS, MD

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Here I show a technique to place an AC IOL in a patient with a history of congenital cataract who is aphakic and intolerant to her contact lenses. We placed Miochol to bring down the pupil, used Viscoat in case some of the OVD was retained in the vitreous, placed a peripheral iridotomy with the anterior vitrectomy handpiece, and closed the 6 mm scleral tunnel with 2 10-O nylon sutures.

Additional Notes: length: approx. 6 min, not narrated.


Wagoner MD, Cox TA, Ariyasu RG, Jacobs DS, Karp CL, Intraocular lens implantation in the absence of capsular support: a report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology. 2003 Apr;110(4):840-59


last updated: 1-1-2009
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