What’s With Bag-In-The-Lens Implant to Prevent Posterior Capsular Opacification?

May 18, 2011

There is a technique, which makes posterior capsular opacification (PCO) practically impossible, where a posterior capsulorhexis made, and a special IOL, with no haptics but rather grooves on its edge, is placed so that the two rhexises fit snugly in the grooves, suspending the IOL.

Dr. Tassignon in Antwerp performs this procedure routinely (read Dr. Tassignon’s description of his technique here).

Well, I really don’t get it. Is PCO such a nuisance that this complicated maneuver is worthwhile? Count me out- I have a magic solution to PCO, and it’s spelled Y-A-G.




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2 Responses to “What’s With Bag-In-The-Lens Implant to Prevent Posterior Capsular Opacification?”

  • ari

    ordinarily, the surgeon would do an anterior vitrectomy and capsulectomy at the time of cataract surgery, so im surprised the patient required any yag. but your point is valid.

  • Vince Salvador

    Our experience with our 6 year old was that she could not be still enough for our surgeon to effectively and safely use the YAG. So, she had to have her 6th surgical procedure in as many months.

    While an adult could reasonably be expected to cooperate in the YAG procedure, a juvenille might benefit from Dr. Tassignon’s development.