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ISRN Ophthalmology
Volume 2011, Article ID 653246, 5 pages
Clinical Study

Secondary IOL Implantation without Capsular Support: A Laser Flare Cell Meter Study

Department of Surgery Science and Anesthesiology, Ophthalmology Service, University of Bologna, Via Palagi 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy

Received 14 November 2011; Accepted 8 December 2011

Academic Editor: B. Bui

Copyright © 2011 Mauro Cellini et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Phacoemulsification and the contemporary implantation of intraocular lens (IOL) within the capsular bag represent the standard of care in cataract surgery, but sometimes a primary IOL implant is not possible due to intraoperative complications or preexisting conditions so that a secondary implantation of IOL within the anterior or posterior chamber is necessary. The aim of our study was to assess the degree of inflammation due to a secondary implant of claw lenses, angle-supported IOLs, and scleral-fixated IOLs by means of an objective, repeatable, and noninvasive device, the laser flare cell meter, which evaluates aqueous flare and cells within the anterior chamber in vivo and to show the contribution of the single IOLs to the genesis of inflammation.