Scleral Fixated Intraocular Lens Using GORE-TEX Suture and Akreos Lens

  • Omesh P. Gupta, MD, MBA
  • Marc J Spirn, MD
  • Jason Hsu, MD
  • Video
  • Published 2014

This is a technique of scleral fixating an Akreos Lens (Bausch + Lomb, Bridgewater, NJ) using GORE-TEX (WL Gore & Associates, Inc, Elkton, MD) suture. The attractive features of this approach are the use of standard small incision vitrectomy instrumentation and a standard phacoemulsification wound.

The intraocular lens (IOL) is fixated to the sclera using GORE-TEX suture, and the knots are buried into the sclerotomies. There is no corneal or scleral suturing.

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