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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 17

Piggyback intraocular lenses

1 Department of Glaucoma, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Vitreo-Retina, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Date of Web Publication31-Dec-2020

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Dr. Chitaranjan Mishra
Department of Vitreo-Retinal Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Anna Nagar, Madurai - 625 020, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1628_20

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Rajendrababu S, Mishra C. Piggyback intraocular lenses. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2021;1:17

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Rajendrababu S, Mishra C. Piggyback intraocular lenses. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Mar 6];1:17. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2021/1/1/17/305497

A 45-year-female diagnosed as bilateral nanophthalmos presented for cataract surgery in the right eye (RE). Her ocular biometry revealed an axial length of 15.20 mm and required an intraocular lens (IOL) power of 64.50 D using Hoffer Q formula.[1] She underwent cataract surgery with piggyback IOL implantation, with a +40 D polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) lens in the bag and +20 D PMMA lens in the sulcus [Figure 1]. Mild displacement of the sulcus IOL was noted at 2 weeks postsurgery. However, since there was no visual complaint the patient was observed only.[2] The vision in the RE was 20/120 at 3 months postsurgery. Piggyback IOLs are suitable for eyes requiring higher IOL power. Mild decentration of IOL without visual symptoms needs observation only.
Figure 1: Slit-lamp image showing piggyback IOLs

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Joshaghani M, Soleimani M, Foroutan A, Yaseri M. Visual outcomes and complications of piggyback intraocular lens implantation compared to aphakia for infantile cataract. Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol 2015;22:495-501.  Back to cited text no. 2
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