International Ophthalmology

, Volume 38, Issue 6, pp 2295–2301 | Cite as

Outcomes of 23- and 25-gauge transconjunctival sutureless vitrectomies for dislocated intraocular lenses

  • Priya Bajgai
  • Basavraj Tigari
  • Ramandeep SinghEmail author
Original Paper



To compare the outcome of 23-gauge as compared with 25-gauge transconjunctival sutureless vitrectomy (TSV) in the management of dislocated intraocular lenses (IOLs).


Retrospective, non-consecutive, comparative, interventional case series.


Patients with dislocated intraocular lens who underwent sutureless PPV using either 23-gauge or 25-gauge instruments.


The patients who presented with a dislocated IOL, underwent TSV with repositioning of the intraocular lens, either in the sulcus or scleral-fixated sutured/glued.


Of the total 61 eyes, 33 (54.09%) underwent 23-gauge TSV and 28 (45.90%) underwent 25-gauge TSV. The mean logMAR BCVA at baseline and 6 months after surgery was 0.8 and 0.46 in the 23-gauge group, and 0.82 and 0.47 in the 25-gauge group. There was no significant difference in logMAR BCVA values between the two groups at any time point of time during the follow-up. The mean postoperative IOP on postoperative day 1 was 14.76 ± 5.4 in 23-gauge group and 17.57 ± 7.9 in the 25-gauge group (p = 0.10). Retinal break was noticed intraoperatively in two cases in 23-gauge group and in three cases in 25-gauge group (p = 0.509). Postoperative complications included IOL decentration in one case of 23-gauge vitrectomy and two cases in 25-gauge group (p = 0.5), cystoid macular edema in four patients in 23-gauge group and six cases of 25-gauge group (p = 0.3) and retinal detachment in one case in each group (p = 0.9).


25-gauge appears to be as safe and as effective as 23-gauge TSV in the management of dislocated intraocular lenses.


Dislocated IOLs 23-Gauge vitrectomy 25-Gauge vitrectomy MIVS TSV 



Transconjunctival sutureless vitrectomy


Intraocular lens


Best-corrected visual acuity


Logarithm of minimum angle of resolution


Intraocular pressure


Cystoid macular edema


Pars plana vitrectomy


Goldmann applanation tonometry


Polymethyl methacrylate


Transscleral fixation of intraocular lenses


Retinal detachment


Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

All authors certify that they have no affiliations with or involvement in any organization or entity with any financial interest (such as honoraria; educational grants; participation in speakers’ bureaus; membership, employment, consultancies, stock ownership or other equity interest; and expert testimony or patent-licensing arrangements), or non-financial interest (such as personal or professional relationships, affiliations, knowledge or beliefs) in the subject matter or materials discussed in this manuscript.

Ethical approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed consent

For this type of study formal consent is not required.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Priya Bajgai
    • 1
  • Basavraj Tigari
    • 1
  • Ramandeep Singh
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Advanced Eye CentrePost-graduate Institute for Medical Education and ResearchChandigarhIndia

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