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Morcher intraocular lens and penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) for traumatic aniridia

Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD

Photographers:  Stefani Karakas, CRA

Morcher makes a variety of intraocular implants made of solid black PMMA that can come with or without a clear central refracting lens which are useful for patients with iris defects or aniridia.  This patient underwent penetrating keratoplasty and implantation of one of these Morcher lenses for traumatic corneal scarring and aniridia.  Read the related case report for more information about aniridia and its management.

A Morcher intraocular lens in an eye with a full-thickness corneal transplant and traumatic aniridia.A Morcher intraocular lens in an eye with a full-thickness corneal transplant and traumatic aniridia.


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last updated: 05/07/2015