IOL Insertion

  • Fathima AllapitchaiEmail author
  • Shivkumar Chandrashekaran
  • Ramakrishnan Rengappa


Several types of intraocular lenses (IOLs) are available for implantation following cataract surgery. Following Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (SICS) procedure, where a wider incision is made, it is rational to use a cost-effective rigid IOL. Considering the other advantages of foldable IOLs apart from it foldability, these lenses can also be used in this procedure, if cost is not a limiting factor. This chapter will describe the different types of IOLs and describe the technique for insertion of the IOL and removal of viscoelastic solution.


Anterior Chamber Posterior Capsule Main Tunnel Stretch Line PMMA IOLs 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fathima Allapitchai
    • 1
    Email author
  • Shivkumar Chandrashekaran
    • 2
  • Ramakrishnan Rengappa
    • 3
  1. 1.Paediatric Ophthamology & Cataract ServicesAravind Eye Hospital & Post Graduate Institute of OphthalmologyTirunelveliIndia
  2. 2.Cataract & IOL servicesAravind Eye Hospital & Post Graduate Institute of ophthalmologyTirunelveliIndia
  3. 3.Glaucoma & Cataract ServicesAravind Eye Hospital & Post Graduate Institute of ophthalmologyTirunelveliIndia

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