Two opacification patterns of the same hydrophilic acrylic polymer: Case reports and clinicopathological correlation

Irmingard M. Neuhann, Pavel Stodulka, Liliana Werner*, Nick Mamalis, Suresh K. Pandey, Guy Kleinmann, David J. Apple

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Abstract

We report 2 intraocular lenses (IOLs) manufactured from the same hydrophilic acrylic polymer by Ioltech that developed optic opacification. In both cases, the postoperative course after implantation of the IOLs was complicated by significant inflammatory reaction with fibrin formation in the anterior chamber. Pathologic analyses of the explanted IOLs were consistent with dystrophic calcification leading to optic opacification, but the pattern was different between the 2 IOL designs. Patient-related factors might have been responsible for this complication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)879-886
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Volume32
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2006
Externally publishedYes

Funding

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Research to Prevent Blindness

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