Artisan aphakic intraocular lens in children with subluxated crystalline lenses

Tova Lifshitz, Jaime Levy, Itamar Klemperer

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Purpose: To evaluate the results of Artisan® (Ophtec) aphakic intraocular lens (IOL) implantation in children with idiopathic subluxated lenses. Setting: Department of Ophthalmology, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer-Sheva, Israel. Methods: This 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). Results: The 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. Conclusions: In 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1977-1981
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems


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