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Indian J Ophthalmol. 2019 Aug;67(8):1322-1324. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1171_18.

A new device for intraocular lenses explantation.

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Department of Anterior Segment, Pérez-Silguero Ophthalmology Clinic; Department Anterior Segment, Saint Joseph Hospital and Foundation, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.
Canary Islands Foundation for Health Research (FUNCANIS), Tenerife; Health Services Research on Chronic Patients Network (REDISSEC), Madrid; Institut of Biomedical Technologies, University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain.


Intraocular lenses (IOLs) used in cataract surgery sometimes have to be explanted because of eventual complications like incorrect power, dysphotopsia, opacification, or rupture during implantation. However, current explantation procedures present several shortcomings related to the need for incision enlargement and/or potential damage to ocular structures. We present a new device which increases safety while cutting the lens, allowing the explantation through the original incision, and applicable to any type of IOL.


Cataract surgery; explantation device; intraocular lenses

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