APR 06, 2017
Cataract/Anterior Segment, Refractive Mgmt/Intervention, Retina/Vitreous
Drs. Michael Banitt and Kasra Rezaei demonstrate the rescue of a dislocated posterior chamber lens in a patient with a 35-year history of inflammatory chorioretinitis. After creating 2 scleral flaps, the surgeons proceed with a 23-gauge pars plana vitrectomy to remove the vitreous surrounding the IOL. They use a soft tip to elevate the IOL from the surface of the retina, hooking one end of the haptic over the iris while externalizing the other haptic. Nylon sutures are used to secure the haptic in the scleral tunnel, and fibrin glue is used to close the flaps.