Purpose: To report short-term surgical outcomes of single-stage simultaneous rescue and sutureless intrascleral fixation of dislocated intraocular lens (IOLs). Methods: Sixteen eyes of 16 patients who underwent simultaneous rescue and intrascleral fixation of dislocated 3-piece IOLs were retrospectively evaluated. Partial thickness limbal-based scleral flaps (2.0 2.0 mm) were created, and a 22-gauge round needle was used to create a sclerotomy at 1.5 mm from the limbus under the previously created scleral flap, and a 23-gauge trans pars plana vitrectomy was performed. Bimanual maneuvers using two 23-gauge end-grasping forceps under chandelier illumination and a wide-angle viewing system enabled 1 step rescue of IOLs from the posterior vitreous cavity with 1 hand and simultaneous haptic externalization through sclerotomy with the other hand. An externalized haptic was placed into the 3-mm intrascleral tunnel created using a bent 26-gauge needle. Fibrin glue was used to fixate haptics and close the scleral flaps. Results: Intraocular lenses were successfully rescued and sclera-fixated through intrascleral tunnels in all 16 eyes (mean age, 56.56 ± 19.89 years). The mean preoperative logarithm of the minimum angle of resolution best-corrected visual acuity was 0.92 ± 0.68, and this significantly improved at 6 months to 0.289 ± 0.36 (P = 0.003). During the follow-up period (10.1 ± 3.21 months), no significant change of endothelial cell count or central foveal thickness was noted postoperatively (P = 0.203 and P = 0.979, respectively). There were no significant postoperative complications such as IOL dislocation, IOL decentration, retinal detachment, endophthalmitis, or postoperative hypotony. Conclusion: Simultaneous rescue and sutureless intrascleral haptic fixation of dislocated 3-piece IOLs using bimanual maneuvers is an effective, safe, and minimally invasive surgical method to rescue and fixate the dislocated IOL without further explant.
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