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Secondary IOLs Implantation: Insights into Techniques and Results

Call for Papers

The implantation of an intraocular lens (IOL) within the capsular bag at the same time of cataract extraction represents the standard of care in cataract surgery. Sometimes, such a primary IOL implant is not possible due to intraoperative complications or preexisting conditions, so a secondary implantation of IOL in the anterior or posterior chamber is required. Secondary IOL implantation may concern aphakia, be it traumatic, following complicated cataract surgery, or related to congenital anomalies. The procedure is also used for IOL exchange surgery.

In general, secondary implants may be an angle-supported anterior chamber IOL, a scleral-fixated posterior chamber IOL (sutured or not), or an iris-fixated IOL (in the anterior or posterior chamber). Advances in biotechnology and in microinvasive surgical techniques have made different devices and different placement strategies available.

We invite clinicians to contribute original research articles, as well as review articles, illustrating and discussing functional and/or anatomical evidence in secondary IOL implants.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Mid/long-term results of specific types of secondary IOL implant
  • Comparison among different models or different techniques of implantations
  • New devices
  • Original imaging studies to evaluate the interaction between the implant and the surrounding ocular structures
  • The use of an implant model in different etiological scenarios

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 7 September 2018
Publication DateJanuary 2019

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

Special Issue Editor in Chief

  • Paolo Mora, University Hospital of Parma, Parma, Italy

Guest Editors