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Korean J Ophthalmol. 2013 Feb;27(1):7-11. doi: 10.3341/kjo.2013.27.1.7. Epub 2013 Jan 15.

Effect of haptic material and number of intraocular lens on anterior capsule contraction after cataract surgery.

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Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To evaluate changes over time of the anterior capsule opening size after phacoemulsification, based on haptic number and composition of three acrylic intraocular lenses (IOLs).

METHODS:

Fifty-five patients (70 eyes) were included. All underwent phacoemulsification followed by implantation of either an acrylic IOL with two-haptic (one-piece, 26 eyes; three-piece, 22 eyes), or four-haptic (one-piece, 22 eyes). The area of the anterior capsule opening size was measured one week postoperatively (baseline) and at three months.

RESULTS:

There was a significant reduction in the area of the anterior capsule opening from one week as compared to three months postoperatively in all groups (p < 0.001). However, there was no significant difference in the reduction in the anterior capsule opening between the IOLs (p = 0.36).

CONCLUSIONS:

The number and material of the haptic of the three acrylic IOLs did not influence the degree of anterior capsule opening shrinkage.

KEYWORDS:

Anterior capsule of the lens; Capsulorhexis; Intraocular; Lenses

PMID:
23372373
PMCID:
PMC3550319
DOI:
10.3341/kjo.2013.27.1.7
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