ArticleArtisan aphakic intraocular lens in children with subluxated crystalline lenses
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PurposeTo evaluate the results of Artisan® (Ophtec) aphakic intraocular lens (IOL) implantation in children with idiopathic subluxated lenses.SettingDepartment of Ophthalmology, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer-Sheva, Israel.MethodsThis retrospective small case series comprised 4 eyes (3 children) with idiopathic essential subluxated lenses that had lens washout, lens capsule removal, Artisan IOL implantation, and peripheral iridectomy. The indications for surgery were reduced visual acuity and monocular diplopia. The main outcome measures were postoperative refraction and change in best corrected visual acuity (BCVA).ResultsThe postoperative follow-up ranged from 8 to 10 months. After surgery, the BCVA was 6/12 or better in the 3 cases that could be recorded. Visual acuity improved by 2 or more Snellen lines in all 4 eyes. The postoperative spherical equivalent was within ±1.00 diopter in all cases. No significant postoperative complications were observed.ConclusionsIn 4 eyes with a subluxated crystalline lens, implantation of an Artisan aphakic IOL improved visual acuity. Studies with a larger number of patients and longer follow-up are necessary to confirm these results.

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