Artisan Aphakic IOL for Correction of Pediatric Aphakia

Sunday, April 19, 2015: 4:01 PM
Room 1B (San Diego Convention Center)
Gerald W. Zaidman, MD

To describe the use of the Artisan aphakic iris-clip intraocular lens(IOL) for the correction of pediatric aphakia in children who are not candidates for other types of IOLs.

Chart review of patients having surgery with the Artisan IOL.

Three children, 11, 13 and 15 years old, had pediatric aphakia. Cataract surgery had been previously performed for bilateral dislocated lenses in 2 children, and in one eye of one child. The absence of zonular support precluded the use of a posterior chamber IOL. All 3 were contact lens intolerant. An Artisan aphakic IOL was inserted in all 5 eyes. Each child recovered uncorrected visual acuity equal to the best spectacle-corrected visual acuity prior to surgery. There were no lines of vision lost and no ocular complications.

The Artisan aphakic IOL is a safe and effective alternative in children with pediatric aphakia.