Dislocated Intracoular Lens (IOL) and Dropped Nucleus

  • Ulrich Spandau
  • Heinrich Heimann


The PPV for a dislocated IOL should be performed by an advanced surgeon because the complication profile is high. Surgical preparation: The surgery should take place under general anaesthesia as it is not a routine surgery and the complication profile is high. After removal of the capsular bag, you can suture the IOL to the sclera. One can suture a 3-piece IOL as well as a 1-piece IOL to the sclera. Alternatively, an iris-claw lens can be implanted.


Anterior Chamber Vitreous Cavity Lens Capsule Retinal Break Scleral Flap 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyUppsala University HospitalUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.St. Paul’s Eye UnitRoyal Liverpool University HospitalLiverpoolUK

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