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J Cataract Refract Surg. 1992 Sep;18(5):475-9.

Explantation of posterior chamber lenses.


A consecutive series of 119 explanted posterior chamber lenses is reviewed. Seventy (58.8%) were removed because of dislocation or improper fixation, 15 (12.6%) because of anisometropia, and 18 (15.1%) because of chronic inflammation. Sixty-two (52.1%) of these explantations probably occurred for reasons that can be avoided by changes in preoperative, operative, or postoperative techniques. The rate of posterior chamber lens explantations is quite low considering the large number of lenses implanted; with changing surgical techniques, we anticipate that the number of lenses requiring removal will decrease.

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