Open Access Case Report

How to Perform Cataract Surgery on Patients Implanted with Phakic IOL

Laurent Khaitrine*

Department of Ophthalmology, Rue De Courlancy, France

Corresponding Author

Received Date: February 03, 2020;  Published Date: February 13, 2020


This first technique consists of removing the iris claw at the beginning of the surgery through a large incision (given the iris claw width of 5-6 mm diameter). Phacoemulsification has then to be performed through a narrower incision to prevent the anterior chamber to be very shallow and maneuvers to get more complicated. Therefore, sutures have to be put to narrow the incision before starting the regular cataract. Overall, the surgery remains difficult due to leaks through the cornea (Figure 1).

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