Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Long-Term Complications of Anterior Chamber Iris Claw Lens

Siddhi Goel, Anin Sethi, Pranita Sahay, Prafulla K. Maharana, Jeewan S. Titiyal
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.

Corresponding Author:

Prafulla K. Maharana
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Cornea,
Cataract and Refractive Surgery services,
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic
Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi-110029, India
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Received: 18-JUL-019 Accepted: 24-JUL-2019 Published Online: 27-DEC-2019

Cases of aphakia with no capsular support can be managed with anterior chamber intraocular lens (ACIOL), iris fixated IOL or scleral fixated IOL(SFIOL). The procedure of choice depends on the status of the patient’s eye as well as the surgeon’s experience. Iris-claw lens implantation is an effective method for correction of aphakia with several advantages such as having fewer complications, with its easy placement and good visual outcomes. Herein, we report a case of a 42-year-old male patient who presented with pseudophakic bullous keratopathy with secondary glaucoma as a complication of anterior chamber iris-claw lens.

Keywords :Iris claw lens, ACIOL, Corneal decompensation, Glaucoma