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

Opaque intraocular lens implantation: a case series and lessons learnt.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Sussex Eye Hospital, Brighton, UK.



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


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.


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


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.


diplopia implant; intraocular lens; occlusive IOL; occlusive intraocular lens; opaque IOL

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