2019 AMI Online Salon

IOL Akreos AO60 Scleral Fixation Technique Using a Suture Retriever

Project Details

  • Company/Institution: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Entrant Name: Insil Choi
  • Membership Type: Student Submission     
  • Address: Baltimore, MD
  • Client: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Medium/software used: Cinema 4D, Pixologic ZBrush, Adobe Photoshop
  • Final presentation format: Two-page spread
  • Primary Audience: Ophthalmological surgeons and residents

Project Description

This illustration intends to teach Ophthalmological surgeons and residents the surgical technique of affixing an intraocular lens (IOL), Akreos AO60, to the sclera using a suture retriever. This procedure is performed in the absence of capsular support, so IOL is needed to be affixed on the sclera. It is challenging for residents to learn this procedure because 1) sutures can be easily tangled up during the procedure, which may result in the IOL being not centered or flipped over and 2) it is difficult to visualize the various structures and incisions the suture retriever must pass through at specific steps of the procedure. Cut-away reveals these internal structures of the eye to help the viewers understand what the suture retriever goes through at each step. The eye, IOL and suture retriever models were created in an accurate proportion and size ratio using Cinema 4D.