A review of suturing techniques for posterior chamber lenses

Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2004 Feb;15(1):44-50. doi: 10.1097/00055735-200402000-00009.


Purpose of review: To evaluate the outcome of last the 15 years' experience with the transscleral suture fixation technique of posterior chamber intraocular lens (PC IOL).

Recent findings: The implant of an anterior chamber IOL, especially the iris-claw lens, is safer and a better option than the transsclerally fixed IOL.

Summary: After bibliographic review of anterior chamber lenses implant results with transscleral fixation, we conclude that the number of complications is less in the iris fixation lens.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Lens Implantation, Intraocular / methods*
  • Lenses, Intraocular*
  • Sclera / surgery*
  • Suture Techniques*