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Closure of a persistent cyclodialysis cleft using the haptics of a normal-sized intraocular lens
  1. Xingchao Shentu1,
  2. Yanan Zhu1,
  3. Yelei Tang2
  1. 1Eye Center, 2nd affiliated hospital of Medical College, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  2. 2Department of Neurology, 2nd affiliated hospital of Medical College, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  1. Correspondence to Dr Yelei Tang, stxc{at}


A 50-year-old man suffering from hypotony in the right eye caused by a traumatic cyclodialysis and complicated by a choroidal detachment and cataract was treated in our clinic. After an unsuccessful direct cyclopexy, phacoemulsification was performed and a normal-sized single-piece polymethyl methacrylate posterior chamber intraocular lens (PMMA PCIOL) was inserted into the ciliary sulcus, with the haptic rotated toward the cyclodialysis cleft. Postoperatively, the corrected visual acuity improved to 20/20, and the intraocular pressure returned to normal. Ultrasound biomicroscopy showed the closure of the cleft. Phacoemulsification with a normal-sized PMMA PCIOL inserted into the ciliary sulcus is a safe, effective and technically simple surgical treatment for small cyclodialysis induced hypotony complicated by cataract. Internal compression of the cleft by the haptic of a normal sized IOL along with postoperative inflammation led to scarring and closure of the cleft.

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