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J Cataract Refract Surg. 1994 Jul;20(4):421-5.

Intraocular complications associated with the Dubroff anterior chamber lens.


We examined a series of 53 consecutive eyes form which Dubroff-style anterior chamber lenses were explanted. The mean time from implantation to explantation was 46.21 months (range six to 99 months). Problems leading to explantation included bullous keratopathy (83%), glaucoma (51%), chronic cystoid macular edema (40%), and iritis (13%). Molteno valves were required in 9% of eyes. Progressive anterior synechias resulted in intraocular lens displacement against the cornea in 19%. The Dubroff lenses caused problems similar to those previously observed with closed-loop anterior chamber lenses but had a higher incidence of severe glaucoma and progressive peripheral anterior synechias.

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