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March 1988

Implantation of Posterior Chamber Lens in the Absence of Capsular and Zonular Support

Arch Ophthalmol. 1988;106(3):416-420. doi:10.1001/archopht.1988.01060130442039

• We have developed surgical techniques for implanting a posterior chamber lens in the absence of capsular and zonular support by securing both haptics of the posterior chamber lens to the sclera at the ciliary sulcus with 10-0 prolene suture. These techniques have been successfully performed and have produced good visual results in six monocularly aphakic patients who had contact lens intolerance and/or contraindications to anterior chamber lens implantations. In consideration of the high incidence and the great variety of complications associated with anterior chamber lenses, these newly developed surgical techniques will be a useful alternative to anterior chamber lenses, even in patients who do not have definite contraindications to anterior chamber lens implantations.