STC: Intrascleral Haptic Fixation of IOLs (Yamane technique)
Implantation of an IOL in the absence of capsular support remains challenging for many surgeons. Intrascleral haptic fixation using the flanged, double needle (Yamane) technique allows the surgeon to scleral fixate a 3 piece IOL in the setting of complete zonular compromise. The technique leaves the conjunctiva and sclera relatively undisturbed compared to other scleral fixation techniques while also reducing surgical time. Attendees will gain experience with the Yamane flanged double needle intrascleral haptic fixation technique in a wetlab setting.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Describe the approach for sutureless intrascleral fixation of a 3 piece IOL.
- Perform intrascleral fixation of a 3-piece IOL.
CanMEDS Roles: Medical Expert, Collaborator, Scholar.
Advance registration is required.
Registration is open to: Ophthalmologists, and fellows.
Max. 20 participants