Scleral fixated intraocular lens implantation with a modified Z-suture technique

DİNÇ E., Vatansever M., Dursun O., Markirt H. G., AYDIN B., YILMAZ A., ...More

INTERNATIONAL OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.38, no.6, pp.2357-2361, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10792-017-0735-8
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2357-2361
  • Keywords: Scleral fixation, Z-suture, Modified technique
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


PurposeTo evaluate visual outcomes and complications in scleral fixated intraocular lens (IOL) implantation with the modified Z-suture technique.Materials and methodsThirty-five eyes of 35 patients (20 male, 15 female) were included in the study. Patients underwent scleral fixated IOL implantation using the modified Z-suture technique and were followed in terms of visual acuity and complications.ResultsMean postoperative follow-up time was 12.467.46months. Mean best corrected visual acuity was 1.35 +/- 0.91 logMAR preoperatively and 0.48 +/- 0.39 logMAR postoperatively, and difference was statistically significant (p<0.001). No suture-related complications were observed during follow-up in any of the patients. Slight infero-temporal dislocation of the IOL was observed at postoperative 5months in one patient (2.85%) who experienced blunt trauma. It caused no optical disturbance, and repeated surgery was not advised. Transient intravitreal hemorrhage was observed in two patients (5.7%) who underwent combined scleral fixation and pupilloplasty.Discussion p id=Par4 The modified Z-suture technique is simple, fast, and was determined to be safe in terms of complications. However, long-term outcomes should be evaluated in larger patient groups.