Secondary Artisan-Verysise aphakic lens implantation

J Cataract Refract Surg. 2005 Dec;31(12):2266-71. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2005.06.047.


Purpose: To evaluate efficacy, predictability and safety of Artisan-Verysise intraocular lens (IOL) secondary implantation for aphakia correction.

Setting: Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular, and Autonoma University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

Methods: Uncorrected visual acuity, best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BSCVA), manifest refraction, endothelial cell count, and clinical complications were evaluated. Sixteen consecutive eyes of 14 patients with aphakia were submitted to surgery. Postoperative examinations were done at 6 weeks, 6 months, 1 year, and every year for at least 3 years. An iris-supported Artisan-Verysise IOL was implanted for aphakia correction.

Results: Thirty-six months after Artisan-Verysise lens implantation, BSCVA was 20/40 or better in 6 eyes (37.5%). Preoperatively, 5 eyes had the same BSCVA (31.25%). Mean postoperative spherical equivalent (SE) was 0.46 diopter (D). Mean endothelial cell loss was 10.9% 36 months postoperatively. The cell loss occurred predominantly during the first year (7.78%). Cystoid macular edema was observed in 2 cases, 1 of them associated with chronic unresponsive low intraocular pressure. No other serious complications were observed.

Conclusion: Artisan-Verysise IOL implantation seems a safe, predictable, and effective option for aphakic eyes without capsule support.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aphakia, Postcataract / surgery*
  • Cell Count
  • Endothelium, Corneal / pathology
  • Humans
  • Lens Implantation, Intraocular / methods*
  • Lenses, Intraocular*
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Refraction, Ocular
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Visual Acuity