Types of Intraocular Lenses
Scleral Fixated IOLs (SFIOL) – Ideally, the lens is placed in the capsular cover (bag) of the lens using the support structure of the natural lens. However, there will always be instances where “in the bag” implantation isn’t possible, requiring that the IOL be sutured to the sclera with special permanent sutures. Trans-scleral suturing of Posterior Chamber IOL or Scleral Fixated Intraocular lens (SFIOL) is wellestablished and is a good option in patients with insufficient capsular support or zonular support, either as a primary or secondary implantation. The other options in these cases are Anterior Chamber IOLs and Iris Fixated IOLs. Each has its merits and demerits.