Opaque intraocular lens implantation: a case series and lessons learnt

Clin Ophthalmol. 2012;6:545-9. doi: 10.2147/OPTH.S27972. Epub 2012 Apr 5.


Purpose: To report the use of opaque intraocular devices in three patients with complex neuro-ophthalmic symptoms.

Methods: A case series of three patients with neuro-ophthalmic symptoms requiring occlusion of one eye when alternative methods had failed to control symptoms. Morcher (Stuttgart, Germany) opaque intraocular implants were used in all patients.

Results: All three patients observed an improvement in symptoms following opaque intraocular device implantation. One patient (Case 2) required multiple devices for symptom relief.

Conclusion: Opaque intraocular occlusive devices are an increasingly popular choice for clinicians in patients with intractable diplopia but we highlight their use in patients with other complex neuro-ophthalmic symptoms. We learned a number of useful lessons in these patients as summarized in this case series.

Keywords: diplopia implant; intraocular lens; occlusive IOL; occlusive intraocular lens; opaque IOL.

Publication types

  • Case Reports