To evaluate the outcomes of intrascleral haptic fixation of an intraocular lens (IOL) with fibrin glue combined with penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) or Descemet-stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) for aphakic or pseudophakic bullous keratopathy (BKP).
Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
Eyes with BKP had combined PKP or DSAEK with fibrin glue-assisted intrascleral posterior chamber (PC) IOL fixation; PKP was performed in eyes with a corneal scar and DSAEK in eyes without a scar. The parameters evaluated were corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA), anterior segment biomicroscopy, intraocular pressure, central corneal thickness (CCT), and IOL status. Intraoperative events and postoperative complications were recorded.
The study evaluated 11 patients (11 eyes). Intrascleral fixation of a PC IOL with PKP or DSAEK was successfully performed in all eyes; PKP was performed in 6 eyes (54.54%) and DSAEK in 5 eyes. The mean CDVA improved from 1.95 logMAR ± 0.29 (SD) to 0.40 ± 0.16 logMAR (P<.001). The mean CCT was 0.741 ± 0.71 mm preoperatively and 0.579 ± 0.20 mm postoperatively (P<.001). There were no cases of intraoperative or postoperative IOL decentration or other complications.
Fibrin glue-assisted intrascleral fixation of a PC IOL combined with DSAEK or PKP was a safe, effective method to manage BKP with aphakia or malpositioned IOLs. The IOL fixation was strong enough to sustain the manipulation required for corneal procedures.
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