Management of some complications of the medallion circular loop lens.

  • H W Dethmers
  • Published 1978 in Journal - American Intra-Ocular Implant Society


Iris damage in the area with loop contact can be prevented by lowering the dosage of steroids. An already damaged iris can be saved with phospholine iodide followed by phospholine iodide combined with atropine to immobilize the iris. On a low dose keratic precipitate-like spots will be formed on the pseudophakos, but they will disappear spontaneously. This lens does not tolerate pilocarpine in the first month after surgery. A small pupil needs mydriatics. Retinoscopy is always possible because of the large optic part. On intracapsular cataract extraction this lens seems to be the most safe, stable and convenient lens.

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@article{Dethmers1978ManagementOS, title={Management of some complications of the medallion circular loop lens.}, author={H W Dethmers}, journal={Journal - American Intra-Ocular Implant Society}, year={1978}, volume={4 1}, pages={36-8} }