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Our experience with the AssiAnchor in six eyes of Marfan patients

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Session Details

Session Title: Cataract Surgery Special Cases

Session Date/Time: Tuesday 25/09/2018 | 08:00-10:00

Paper Time: 08:36

Venue: Room A3, Podium 1

First Author: : G.Kleinmann ISRAEL

Co Author(s): :    S. Goldfeather Ben Zaken                    

Abstract Details


To describe our initial experience with the treatment of subloxated lens using the Assianchor that developed to support the anterior capsule and to enable safe surgery while preserving the capsular bag in those cases.


Ophthalmology Department, Kaplan Medical Center


Retrospective report of 6 consecutive eyes of 3 patients with Marfan syndrome and subloxated lens that underwent lnsectomy with IOL implantation using the Assianchor. Data were collected on intra and post-operative complication, distance visual acuity, refraction pre and post-operative and IOL stability and centration.


Average pre-operative UDCVA and BCDVA were 0.7+0.1 and 0.4+0.2 LogMAR, respectively. Average preoperative spherical equivalent was -7.3+12.8 D, average astigmatism was 7.2+3.5 D. In the first surgery, the capsular bag was torn and the IOL was fixated to the anchor and the iris, the other five surgeries were uneventful. Post-op follow up time ranged from 2-18 months (mean 6.5 months). Average post-operative UCDVA improved to 0.43+0.29 LogMAR and BCDVA improved to 0.2+0.08 LogMAR. Average post-operative spherical equivalent reduced to -0.5+0.45 D and the average astigmatism reduced to 1.3+1.6 D. All the IOLs were stable and well centered.


The Assianchor is an easy and safe tool in the treatment of subloxated lenses with short learning curve.

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