The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of scleral fixation of a posterior chamber intraocular lens and an anterior vitrectomy through sclerotomies, 1 mm posterior to the limbus. The study comprised of seven eyes that required a scleral fixation. Sclerotomies, 1 mm posterior to the limbus, were performed using a 20G sclerotome at the 2 and 8 o’clock positions. Group 1 was defined as four eyes requiring scleral fixation of the secondary IOL (Intraocular lens), and group 2 as three eyes where dislocated IOLs were repositioned and fixed to the sclera via sclerotomy sites. In all the eyes, the knot of string (10-0 prolene？？, W1713, Ethicon, USA) was buried. Postoperatively, the visual acuity was greatly improved, by more than 4 lines in the Snellen visual acuity chart, with the exception of one case of macular degeneration. The scleral fixation of the IOL through sclerotomies, 1 mm posterior to the limbus, had advantages in that the scleral fixation of the IOL could be achieved through sclerotomy sites, and the anterior vitrectomy parallel to the iris plane.
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