2023 article

Sulcus intraocular lens implantation in 17 dogs using a modified ab externo technique

Moody, L. M., Kuhn-Asif, S. E., Westermeyer, H. D., Hendrix, D. V. H., & Ward, D. A. (2023, March 22). VETERINARY OPHTHALMOLOGY.

By: L. Moody *, S. Kuhn-Asif, H. Westermeyer n , D. Hendrix* & D. Ward *

co-author countries: United States of America πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
author keywords: artificial lens; canine; lens instability; lens luxation; lensectomy; phacoemulsification
Source: Web Of Science
Added: April 4, 2023

To describe a modified ab externo method of sulcus intraocular lens (IOL) fixation and report outcomes of eyes treated with this approach.Records of patients with lens instability or luxation that underwent a lensectomy and sulcus IOL implantation from January 2004 to December 2020 were reviewed.Nineteen eyes of 17 dogs had a sulcus IOL placed via a modified ab externo approach. The median follow-up time was 546 days (range 29-3387 days). Eight eyes (42.1%) developed POH. A total of six eyes (31.6%) developed glaucoma and required medical management long term to control IOP. The IOL position was satisfactory in most cases. Nine eyes developed superficial corneal ulcers within 4 weeks following surgery, all of which healed without complication. At the time of the last follow-up, 17 eyes were visual (89.5%).The technique described represents a potentially less technically challenging option for sulcus IOL implantation. The success rate and complications are similar to previously described approaches.