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Technique of re-enclavation of post-traumatic disenclaved haptic of posterior iris claw lens in a vitrectomised eye
  1. Sudarshan Khokhar,
  2. Saumya Kumar,
  3. Deeksha Rani and
  4. Aayush Majumdar
  1. Ophthalmology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Saumya Kumar; saumya1953{at}


A 58-year-old woman presented to us with sudden onset diminution of vision for 10 days following trauma while using mobile phone. Patient had a history of posterior iris claw implantation 3 years ago. On examination, the patient was aphakic and intraocular lens (IOL) was seen enclaved on nasal side and disenclaved on temporal side on ultrasound biomicroscopy. Patient underwent surgery for re-enclavation of temporal haptic by lifting the IOL using 23-gauge pars plana trocar. Patient had a postoperative uncorrected visual acuity of 6/9 and best-corrected visual acuity of 6/6 with refraction. Re-enclavation of partially disenclaved posterior iris claw lens is a minimally invasive technique to restore visual acuity in such cases.

  • anterior chamber
  • iris

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  • Contributors SKh gave the concept and performed the surgery, SKu prepared the manuscript. DR and AM did video editing and retrieval.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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