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Opacification of Hydroview intraocular lens (IOL) has been reported to result in visual impairment and become one of the reasons for IOL exchange.1–4 Although IOL exchange has been reported to be of visual benefit, the surgery is technically challenging because of its intraoperative complications, including rupture of the posterior capsule, zonulysis, iris prolapse and vitreous loss.1 2 5 The trisection technique was reported to be useful, which allows explantation of IOLs through a small incision and reduces the risk of complications.6 The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of small-incision trisection technique in Hydroview IOL exchange.
The retrospective clinical interventional case series study included consecutive 32 eyes of 25 patients with opacified Hydroview IOL, who underwent IOL exchange. The mean age was 76.7±9.8 years old, with a range of 57–90 years. In …
Competing interests None.
Patient consent Obtained.
Ethics approval Ethics approval was provided by the ethics board of Keio University.
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