Title
Bean-shaped ring segments for capsule stretching and centration of bag-in-the-lens cataract surgery Bean-shaped ring segments for capsule stretching and centration of bag-in-the-lens cataract surgery
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Fairfax, Va ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Journal of cataract and refractive surgery. - Fairfax, Va
Volume/pages
40(2014) :1 , p. 8-12
ISSN
0886-3350
ISI
000329592600003
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
The bag-in-the-lens (BIL) is a unique approach to IOL placement in cataract surgery. The BIL intraocular lens (IOL) is suspended centrally, supported by the anterior and posterior capsulor-hexes. The placement confers a high degree of centration and stability; however, it is dependent on capsular and zonular integrity. In this report, we describe a patient with posttraumatic cataract featuring a sector of iris and suspensory zonule loss. The insertion of custom-designed bean-shaped segments provides capsular tension over the area of defect and a central aperture designed to support the BIL IOL.
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