Sulcus-fixated intraocular implant for refractive enhancement in pseudophakic patients: two cas...

5 September 2012
Volume 13, Issue 3

The Sulcoflex IOL is an option when corneal refractive surgery or other methods of corrective surgery may not be viable.

Introduction

The Sulcoflex intraocular lens (IOL) is designed to be implanted in the sulcus. Its use is exemplified by two cases. The IOL haptics are round-edged and designed to reduce irritation of the ciliary sulcus. The round optic edges reduce glare and dysphotopsia. The IOL can be used to enhance pseudophakic ametropia. Explanting a sulcus IOL has lower risk compared to one implanted in the capsular bag. This is useful in eyes with changing refraction (eg children, keratoconics). The Sulcoflex range includes multifocal and toric IOLs. The Sulcoflex IOL is an option when corneal refractive surgery or other methods of corrective surgery may not be viable.

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