Sinskey hook useful for releasing adherent acrylic IOL haptics

Greenstein, Scott H.
December 2008
Ocular Surgery News Europe/Asia-Pacific Edition;Dec2008, Vol. 19 Issue 12, p19
The article suggests some techniques for releasing adherent acrylic intraocular lens (IOL) haptics. One method the author cited is to utilize the fluid currents of the irrigation and aspiration handpiece to break the adherence. For the author, the most successful technique is placing a Sinskey hook just under the haptic and above the optic at the haptic origin and then sweeping the hook in the proximal to distal direction while applying very gently upward pressure to free the adherent haptic.


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