Title
Assessment of the bag-in-the-lens implantation technique in diabetic patients Assessment of the bag-in-the-lens implantation technique in diabetic patients
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Basel ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Ophthalmologica. - Basel
Volume/pages
229(2013) :4 , p. 212-218
ISSN
0030-3755
ISI
000319507000006
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Cataract is a common condition observed in patients with diabetes mellitus frequently requiring surgical intervention. The bag-in-the-lens (BIL) intraocular implant is an alternative approach to standard lens-in-the-bag cataract surgery. The lens is supported by anterior and posterior capsulorhexes, which confers a number of advantages in terms of lens centration, rotational stability and prevention of posterior capsular opacity. The purpose of this report is to describe the results of BIL cataract surgery in a retrospective cohort of diabetic patients. Fifty-four cases of BIL surgery are included with a follow-up period of 1 year. Visual acuity outcomes were comparable to previously published standard lens-in-the-bag procedures. There were no reports of posterior capsular opacification and the grade of diabetic retinopathy remained stable. Three cases of clinically significant macular edema were detected over the follow-up period. We conclude that the BIL implantation technique is an advantageous approach to treating cataract in the diabetic population. Copyright (C) 2013 S. Karger AG, Basel
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