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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Late Opacification of Foldable Intraocular Lenses

Nishant Gupta, Jagat Ram, Manish Chaudhary, Jaspreet Singh Sukhija, Jaidrath Kumar

Citation Information : Gupta N, Ram J, Chaudhary M, Sukhija JS, Kumar J. Late Opacification of Foldable Intraocular Lenses. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2012; 46 (2):95-97.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1020

Published Online: 00-06-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Objective

To report opacification of hydrophilic acrylic and silicone foldable intraocular lenses (IOL).

Designs

Case series.

Participants

Five patients with IOL opacification.

Results

We report five eyes of five patients with late opacification of the intraocular lens (IOL). Three patients had hydrophilic acrylic (SC60B-OUV-MDR, Inc), two had silicone IOL (Allergan SI30NB). Two out of the three patients with opacified hydrophilic acrylic IOLs had diabetes mellitus. Three eyes with opacified acrylic IOL underwent IOL exchange with hydrophobic acrylic IOL. Two silicone IOL patients had no visually significant opacification and were managed conservatively.

Conclusion

IOL optic opacification in hydrophilic acrylic and silicone IOL may be due to defective material, manufacturing process, storage.

How to cite this article

Ram J, Gupta N, Chaudhary M, Sukhija JS, Gupta A, Kumar J. Late Opacification of Foldable Intraocular Lenses. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2012;46(2):95-97.


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