To report the 1-year outcomes of a novel surgical technique for the fixation of a CZ70BD intraocular lens with Gore-Tex suture using cow-hitch knots.
A retrospective chart review of 15 patients (13 men and 2 women) who underwent fixation of a posterior chamber intraocular lens with Gore-Tex suture was performed. Short- and long-term outcomes data were collected 1 month and 1 year after surgery, respectively.
Fourteen of the 15 patients met inclusion criteria and were included in the analysis. Mean visual acuity improved significantly from Snellen 20/491 preoperatively to Snellen 20/59 at postoperative month 12 (P = 0.002). The most common short-term complications included increased intraocular pressure (n = 6) and cystoid macular edema (n = 4). The most common long-term complications included increased intraocular pressure (n = 2) and iris capture of the intraocular lens (n = 2).
One-year outcome data suggest that this technique is a reasonable surgical option for secondary intraocular lens placement in patients who lack capsular support.
This study describes the outcomes of a novel surgical approach for the fixation of a CZ70BD posterior chamber intraocular lens with Gore-Tex suture using cow-hitch knots. One year after surgery, this technique was well tolerated with few short- and long-term complications.
*Department of Ophthalmology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey; and
†NJRetina, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
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J. L. Prenner is a consultant for Alcon. The remaining authors have no financial/conflicting interests to disclose.
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