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Semin Ophthalmol. 2012 Jan-Mar;27(1-2):15-8. doi: 10.3109/08820538.2011.588651.

Intraocular lens and capsule opacification with hydrophilic and hydrophobic acrylic materials.

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Department of Ophthalmology, William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, Kent, UK.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To report posterior capsular opacification in acrylic intraocular lenses.

METHODS:

Retrospective review of notes of patients with cataract surgery involving implantation of a hydrophilic acrylic intraocular lens (IOL) (MDR SC-60B-0UV) in at least one eye. This was done as a retrospective audit for clinical risk following adverse event reports, regarding MDR SC-60B-0UV intraocular lens, were published. Data regarding the pre- and post-operative visual acuity, ocular co-morbidity, posterior capsular thickening, Nd-YAG capsulotomy, final visual acuity, and changes in the lens clarity in both eyes were noted from the clinical notes.

RESULTS:

45 patients and 90 eyes were identified. Posterior capsular opacification (PCO) as determined by slit-lamp examination was 40% for the hydrophilic IOL (SC-60B-0UV) and 8% for the contra-lateral eye (hydrophobic IOL). In 22 eyes opacification of the SC-60-0UV IOL was observed at slit-lamp examination (44%).

CONCLUSION:

The hydrophilic acrylic IOL (SC60B-0UV) appears to have a high incidence of PCO.

PMID:
22352819
DOI:
10.3109/08820538.2011.588651
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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