Femtosecond cataract laser capsulotomy enabling optic capture and secondary sulcus IOL insertion in an eye with traumatic aniridia and aphakia

Dilraj S. Grewal, Surendra Basti*

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To describe a surgical technique and intraoperative modifications to create a secondary capsulotomy using the femtosecond cataract laser in an eye with traumatic aphakia and aniridia. METHODS: The expanded use of the femtosecond cataract laser (Catalys Precision Laser System; Optimedica, Sunnyvale, CA) for creation of a well-centered and circular secondary capsulotomy in the capsular remnants of an eye with traumatic aphakia and aniridia. RESULTS: Using software modifications based on intraoperative anterior segment spectral-domain optical coherence tomography imaging, and customizing the capsulotomy settings, the femtosecond cataract laser was able to penetrate through most of the fused anterior and posterior capsular leaflets and a circular capsulotomy was achieved. The latter permitted optic capture and excellent centration of a three-piece intraocular lens placed in the sulcus with good postoperative visual rehabilitation. CONCLUSION: The femtosecond cataract laser can be customized to create a well-centered and circular secondary capsulotomy in aniridic and aphakic eyes where optic capture is critical for long-term intraocular lens stability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)416-419
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Refractive Surgery
Volume30
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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