Slipknot for scleral fixation of intraocular lenses

Shih Chung Lee, Sung Huei Tseng, Hon Chun Cheng, Fred Kuanfu Chen

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We describe a simple, quick technique to construct a slipknot that can be snared around the haptic of an intraocular lens (IOL) during transscleral fixation of a posterior chamber IOL or repositioning of a dislocated IOL. An in vitro experiment showed that the time required for the slipknot method was significantly less than that for the traditional triple-knot method. An additional advantage is that the slipknot technique can be performed by a single surgeon using standard ophthalmic instrumentation. In addition, the slipknot is as secure as a triple knot.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)662-664
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2001
Externally publishedYes


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