For the first time in the world, tissue glue has been used to fix an intraocular lens in the eye of a four year old girl Anandhi. In her case, intraocular lenses could not be implanted, hence using glued IOL technology, her vision was restored.
This new surgical procedure was invented and performed by Prof. Amar Agarwal, Joint Managing Director, Dr.Agarwal’s Eye Hospital in Chennai.
Anandhi had an injury in her right eye 3 months ago when bursting crackers. She then underwent emergency surgery for lens removal because of severe injury to the lens and routine IOL, which was a necessity for such cases.
After one month, when Anandi came to the doctor for a follow up, it was noticed that there was a decenteration of IOL. Moreover, Anandi’s parents had noticed that she experienced difficulty in performing activities in the right eye.
After this, under general anesthesia professor Amar Agarwal removed the already existing IOL and placed the IOL used Glued IOL technique.
“Earlier, the treatment of damaged IOL was a challenge for ophthalmologists and for most of these cases nothing can be done. With this glue technology, now we can provide treatment for the patients where intraocular lens capsule are missing,” said Dr. Amar Agarwal, Joint Managing Director, Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital.
The glue usually is, fibrin or tissue glue made from serum will help, there by enabling better visual acuity,” Dr. Agarwal further added.
Mr. Chinnathambi, the father of Anandhini said, “I’m glad that her vision has been restored. We have heard about Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, their expertise in treatment of various eye disorders and their world-class equipment. I am happy that henceforth, this new treatment procedure will not be used by the Ophthalmologist across the globe which will help many visually challenged see the world.”
Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital which was initiated in 1957 now has 10 branches in Chennai itself, besides being located in Villupuram, Kumbakonam, Vellore, Kanchipuram and Jaipur in India.