london euretina

This meeting has been awarded 20 CME credits

Security Notice

Please note that Kuoni are our only destination management company. Other venders indicating that are operating for the society should be ignored. We never use western union as a payment portal


Rescue and scleral fixation of a posteriorly dislocated multifocal intra-ocular lens (IOL) implant

Poster Details

First Author: S.O.Yong SINGAPORE

Co Author(s):                      0   0 0   0 0   0 0   0 0

Abstract Details


Case report describing the management of a patient with posterior dislocation of a 3-piece multifocal IOL


Tertiary Ophthalmology referral centre


An 80 y.o. Chinese male presented with sudden onset monocular diplopia, and a visual acuity of 6/24. Ocular examination showed an inferiorly subluxed multi-focal IOL. Over the course of the next 5 days, the IOL dislocated completely through a large posterior capsulotomy defect, with a corresponding drop in VA to CF@ 1m. The patient’s unaided VA prior to dislocation of the lens had been 6/18, with a BCVA of 6/7.5. 23G 3-port trans-pars plana vitrectomy and IOL rescue was performed, and the rescued IOL was scleral-fixated using the Schiaroth technique. Sclerotomy placement was selected to correct for existing corneal cylinder of -2.00D.


Post-operative recovery was uneventful and the patient achieved an uncorrected visual acuity of 6/7.5, with near acuity of N5 at 35cm. This was, subjectively and objectively, an improvement over his unaided visual acuity prior to dislocation of the IOL. Addition of refractive correction (PL/-0.75x60) did not improve his vision any further.


The Schiaroth technique may be used to fixate multi-focal IOLs with good visual and refractive outcomes in the absence of adequate capsular support.

Back to previous
EURETINA, Temple House, Temple Road, Blackrock, Co Dublin. | Phone: 00353 1 2100092 | Fax: 00353 1 2091112 | Email:

Privacy policyHotel Terms and Conditions Cancellation policy