Scleral fixation of an intraocular lens implant is a procedure used in specialized cases of lens dislocation or lensectomy where the normal lens structures are no longer functional. This procedure involves securing an intraocular lens implant to the wall of the eye using surgically created tunnels or sutures.
The risks of scleral fixation of an intraocular lens implant include pain, intraocular inflammation, increased intraocular pressure, retinal detachment, changes in glasses prescription, astigmatism, lens dislocation, iris damage, vision loss, bleeding, and infection.
Retina Care Consultants, P.A., has ophthalmologists specialized in performing scleral fixation of an intraocular lens implant. For more information regarding this technique, click on the links to articles written by Dr. Brugger and Dr. Shane.