To describe a modified intrascleral fixation technique for repositioning single-piece rigid polymethyl methacrylate intraocular lenses (IOLs).
Four patients with dislocated IOLs were enrolled. Surgical modifications included using ≤1-mm scleral incision for haptic externalization, placing the IOL haptic placement in scleral tunnels, and using 8-0 absorbable sutures. Patients were followed up for 6 months with routine ophthalmic examinations, corneal endothelial cell counts, and ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM).
The mean follow-up time was 13.5 ± 5.45 months. The IOL was well centered and the spherical refraction improved (+10.25 ± 2.21 vs. -0.81 ± 1.59 D, P < 0.05), whereas the best-corrected visual acuity (pre 20/43 Snellen, 0.42 ± 0.33 logarithm of the minimum angle of resolution equivalent and post 20/36 Snellen, 0.31 ± 0.22 logarithm of the minimum angle of resolution equivalent; P = 0.235), intraocular pressure (pre 13.8 ± 3.21, post 13.55 ± 5.14 mmHg), corneal endothelium density (pre 2,423.8 ± 279.6/mm, post 2,280.25 ± 350.7/mm), and total astigmatism (pre -1.94 ± 0.43, post -1.69 ± 0.59 D) remained unchanged. The average horizontal and vertical IOL tilt was 0.33 ± 0.22° and 0.81 ± 0.38°, respectively. Intraocular lens decentration was 0.10 ± 0.03 mm horizontally and 0.13 ± 0.06 mm vertically.
The modified intrascleral fixation technique shows encouraging midterm results in patients with dislocated single-piece, rigid polymethyl methacrylate IOLs. Larger samples and longer follow-up are required to confirm the outcomes of this technique.

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