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Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. 2008 Jan;15(1):37-8. doi: 10.4103/0974-9233.53374.

Late opacification of a hydrophilic acrylic intraocular lens.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Jordan University HospitaJordan University Hospital, Amman, Jordan.


Cataract extraction and intraocular lens implantation is considered to be a safe procedure in most cases. However, the new advances in the surgical technique namely phacoemulsification and hence the increased use of foldable intraocular lenses have given rise to new complications including late opacification of intraocular lenses. In this case we report late opacification of a foldable hydrophilic acrylic intraocular lens and the surgical technique for its exchange.


cataract surgery; intraocular lens; opacification

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