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Opaque intraocular lens implantation: a case series and lessons learnt

Authors Lee R, Dubois, Mavrikakis I, Okera, Ainsworth, Vickers, Liu C

Received 5 November 2011

Accepted for publication 24 November 2011

Published 5 April 2012 Volume 2012:6 Pages 545—549


Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 3

Richard MH Lee1, Vincent DJP Dubois1, Ioannis Mavrikakis1, Salim Okera1, Gerard Ainsworth1, Sarah Vickers1, Christopher SC Liu1,2

1Department of Ophthalmology, Sussex Eye Hospital, Brighton, UK; 2Tongdean Eye Clinic, Hove, UK

Purpose: To report the use of opaque intraocular devices in three patients with complex neuro-ophthalmic symptoms.
Methods: A case series of three patients with neuro-ophthalmic symptoms requiring occlusion of one eye when alternative methods had failed to control symptoms. Morcher (Stuttgart, Germany) opaque intraocular implants were used in all patients.
Results: All three patients observed an improvement in symptoms following opaque intraocular device implantation. One patient (Case 2) required multiple devices for symptom relief.
Conclusion: Opaque intraocular occlusive devices are an increasingly popular choice for clinicians in patients with intractable diplopia but we highlight their use in patients with other complex neuro-ophthalmic symptoms. We learned a number of useful lessons in these patients as summarized in this case series.

Keywords: intraocular lens, opaque IOL, occlusive IOL, occlusive intraocular lens, diplopia implant

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