Decentration of flexible loop posterior chamber intraocular lenses in a series of 222 postmortem eyes

Ophthalmology. 1988 Mar;95(3):344-9. doi: 10.1016/s0161-6420(88)33178-7.


Two hundred twenty-two postmortem eyes containing posterior chamber intraocular lenses (IOLs) were analyzed for optic decentration in relationship to lens style, implant duration, and loop fixation site. Decentration values were not affected significantly by either lens style or implant duration. In 33.3% of specimens, both loops were situated within the lens capsular sac, 18.0% had both loops fixated in the ciliary sulcus, and in 48.7% one loop was fixated in the lens capsular sac and the opposite loop in the ciliary sulcus or zonular region. There was a statistically significant difference in the amount of decentration in the three fixation groups studied. Capsular fixation provides the best and most consistent centration compared with fixation of both loops in the ciliary sulcus or asymmetrical fixation with only one loop in the capsular sac.

MeSH terms

  • Ciliary Body / surgery
  • Equipment Design
  • Humans
  • Lens Capsule, Crystalline / surgery
  • Lenses, Intraocular / adverse effects*
  • Time Factors
  • Uvea / surgery