Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ISSN: 2582-3191)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 6

Catcher Pole Scleral Fixation for Repositioning of Dislocated IOL in Vitreous Chamber

A Scupola1,3, Maria Ludovica Ruggeri1*, A Savastano2,3, MA Blasi1,3 and S Rizzo2,3

1UOC Oncologia Oculare, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Rome, Italy

2UOC Oculistica, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Rome, Italy

3Sezione di Oculistica, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy

*Corresponding Author: Maria Ludovica Ruggeri, UOC Oncologia Oculare, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Rome, Italy.

Received: February 26, 2021; Published: May 31, 2021


Purpose: To describe a new surgical instrument for IOL repositioning in scleral fixation procedures designed to help the surgeon to catch the haptics of the dislocated IOL and then handle them to scleral fixation.

Methodology: Twenty-one eyes of 21 patients who underwent IOL repositioning procedure through the handling of this new surgical tool were enrolled in this observational study. The instrument is a flute needle with several side slits that allow the passage of a looped suture (10-0 polypropylene ethicon Prolene EH7896) in order to obtain a tool similar to a catcher pole to engage the haptics and ease the handling during scleral fixation procedure.

Results: This procedure has shown to be effective in terms of optic rehabilitation and surgical outcomes.

Conclusion: The use of this tool simplifies IOL repositioning during sutured scleral fixation technique representing a valuable help for the surgeon in obtaining satisfying anatomical and visual outcomes.

Keywords: Intraocular Lens Dislocation; Intraocular Lens Repositioning; Personalized Medicine; Innovative Biotechnologies; Scleral Fixation; Vitrectomy


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Citation: Maria Ludovica Ruggeri. “Catcher Pole Scleral Fixation for Repositioning of Dislocated IOL in Vitreous Chamber".Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 4.6 (2021): 101-104.


Copyright: © 2021 Maria Ludovica Ruggeri. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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