|Year : 2019 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 255
Opacification in hydrophobic and hydrophilic acrylic intraocular lenses
Sudhakar Potti, Akhil Bevara
Department of Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Sankara Eye Hospital, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Date of Submission||17-Jun-2019|
|Date of Acceptance||24-Jul-2019|
|Date of Web Publication||11-Nov-2019|
Dr. Sudhakar Potti
Sankara Eye Hospital, Guntur-Vijayawada Expressway, Pedakakani, Guntur - 522 509, Andhra Pradesh
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Potti S, Bevara A. Opacification in hydrophobic and hydrophilic acrylic intraocular lenses. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res 2019;57:255
Five years after implantation of three-piece hydrophobic acrylic intraocular lens (IOL) (Model: MA60AC) for traumatic cataract in a 50-year-old, a homogeneous opacification of the optic was seen [Figure 1]a. A possible mechanism for this opacification (whitening) may be a sustained mild postoperative inflammation that can alter the biomechanics, leading to an influx of water and opacification of the optic.,
|Figure 1: (a) Homogeneous opacification (whitening) of the entire optic of a hydrophobic intraocular lens. (b) Discrete white calcific deposits seen on the posterior surface of the optic of a hydrophilic intraocular lens|
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Five years after implantation of a hydrophilic acrylic IOL in a 74-year-old, discrete white calcific deposits were seen all over the posterior surface of the optic [Figure 1]b. This was probably caused by an altered surface integrity that allowed adsorption of proteins with the deposition of calcium.
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