Unsutured phakic implantation of a black intraocular lens in the sulcus to treat leukocoria.
Aslam SA., Yusuf IH., MacLaren RE.
UNLABELLED: We describe a 40-year-old woman with von Hippel-Lindau syndrome, secondary chronic exudative retinal detachment, and white cataract with consequent leukocoria. Because the cataract was contracted and calcified, a black Morcher 85F poly(methyl methacrylate) IOL was implanted in the ciliary sulcus anterior to the lens to prevent posterior capsule rupture and potential destabilization of the retinal detachment with a risk for phthisis. Excellent centration of the black IOL was achieved with good cosmetic outcome and without postoperative uveitis or glaucoma. We suggest that this is a rare indication for implantation of an IOL designed for the sulcus but in the presence of the crystalline lens. This approach makes IOL removal, if necessary at a later date, relatively straightforward. FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: No author has a financial or proprietary interest in any material or method mentioned.