Foldable silicone artificial iris creates natural effect in post-traumatic eyes

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Pole-to-pole surgery in traumatized eyes might require iris reconstruction, according to a specialist. "As trauma surgeons, we often underestimate the importance of preserving or reconstructing the iris. Although saving vision is our primary goal, we should not forget how much patients, particularly young patients, care about cosmetic results. We have post-trauma patients who eventually accept vision loss but not the aesthetic damage," Cesare Forlini, MD, said at the meeting of the European Society of Ophthalmology.

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