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A.K. Kotagiri, M. Khandwala, B. Marjanovic, N. Peter, M. Teimory, K. Harrison; Posterior Capsule Opacification Rate in Akreos Intraocular Lens Implant . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2006;47(13):2545.
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To determine the rate of posterior capsule opacification (PCO) of the Akreos intraocular lens implant, with a minimum 18 month follow up.
A retrospective analysis of one hundred patients who underwent uncomplicated phacoemulsification with Akreos adapt and fit implants during the period from June 2000 – June 2004 was performed. Patients from a single surgeon’s operating list were recruited into the study. Exclusion criteria included patients with posterior subcapsular cataracts, a history of uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and age related macular degeneration. The protocol included the determination of visual acuity, and the scoring of PCO with EPCO 2000 system by digital photography of the posterior capsule. The number of patients undergoing Nd: YAG–capsulotomy was also recorded.
Mean follow up was 30 months ( SD–10.3). Mean BCVA was 20/32 ( 0.2 log Mar). Mean EPCO score at 6 mm was 0.36 ( SD–0.35) and at 3 mm was 0.16 ( SD 0.29). YAG capsulotomy rate was recorded as 8.8%.
All patients showed a stable visual acuity with low rates of PCO at 2.5 years.
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