[Artificial iris after severe trauma of the orbit]

Ophthalmologe. 2015 Jul;112(7):599-601. doi: 10.1007/s00347-015-0089-4.
[Article in German]


Indications: Surgical revision of the eye of a 52-year-old female patient with iris replacement was carried out 1 year after severe injury of the globe.

Objective: The further surgical measures were necessary to improve not only the functional but also the cosmetic results.

Operation technique: Due to the complex initial situation a combination of vitrectomy and peeling of the epiretinal membrane, perforating keratoplasty and finally iris and lens replacement was carried out. The complete surgical procedure is presented in a video accompanying this article.

Results: The best corrected vision increased to 0.25, 6 months after the intervention and the patient was satisfied with the functional and cosmetic results. The intraocular pressure remained in the normal range after 1 year of follow-up with no further therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Video-Audio Media

MeSH terms

  • Artificial Organs*
  • Eye Injuries / diagnosis
  • Eye Injuries / therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Iris / injuries*
  • Iris / surgery*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures / instrumentation*
  • Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures / instrumentation
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures / methods
  • Prosthesis Implantation / methods
  • Treatment Outcome