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J Cataract Refract Surg. 1992 Sep;18(5):470-4.

Changing trends in explanted intraocular lenses: a single center study.


Over a nine-year period, our practice removed 1,091 intraocular lenses. The most common type of lens requiring explantation was the closed-loop anterior chamber lens (58.6%). The Stableflex lens represented the largest percentage of all removed lens types (28.8%). The number of closed-loop anterior chamber lenses requiring removal peaked in 1988 and then gradually declined. All other lens styles have shown gradually increasing removal rates. Older style iris-fixated lenses and rigid anterior chamber lenses, which have not been implanted for several years, have increasing removal rates. Late breakage of fixational polypropylene sutures with pupil-supported iris-fixated lenses have occurred in five cases; the average time from implantation to suture breakage was 112 months.

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