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    What is Glued intraocular lens?

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    Glued intraocular lens

    The glued intraocular lens (IOL) technique is a surgical method used in ophthalmology for implanting a posterior chamber IOL in eyes where the posterior capsule is deficient or absent. 

    This technique involves the use of biological glue, derived from human blood plasma, to secure the IOL in place. It was first described by Maggi and Maggi in 1997 and further developed by Gabor Scharioth, involving the creation of scleral flaps and pockets to tuck the IOL haptics. Dr. Amar Agarwal pioneered the modern implementation of this technique and performed the first glued IOL surgery in 2007.

    The procedure is particularly beneficial in cases where traditional methods, such as sutures, may not be feasible or effective, such as in patients with compromised posterior capsules. By using a quick-acting surgical fibrin sealant, the IOL can be securely attached to the sclera without the need for sutures, providing stability and improving visual outcomes.

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    Glued intraocular lens FAQS

    Glued intraocular lens
    FAQS

    The quality of vision is not good with thick corrective glasses. You will have to wear a + 10 D glass which creates a lot of distortions. It reduces the field of vision, you will struggle with depth perception even after correction with lenses.

    It will take about 20 minutes to 1 hour.

    The vision improves the next day and by a week’s time it would return to normal.

    Yes. You can lead a normal quality of life.

    While any operation carries the possibility of complications, difficulties following an intraocular lens implant or an IOL surgery are usually uncommon. Your ophthalmologist will carefully examine your eyes and review your medical history before carrying out any surgery to see whether you are fit for an IOL surgery. This can also help you figure out whether there are any factors that could make you more vulnerable to IOL hazards.

    Redness, bleeding, and inflammation are some of the many possible side effects of IOL surgery, although they should go away in their natural course of time. A detached retina, severe inflammation, or infection, all of which might result in visual loss, are more serious side effects of this surgery. However, they are not a common occurrence.

    Following your IOL surgery, your doctor may prescribe some medicated drops. To avoid infection or inflammation, make sure you take these drops exactly as directed by the doctor.

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