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A.O. Climent, M. Morales, L. Llamas, H. Matiz, O. Rubio; Explated calcified acrylic hydrophilic intraocular lenses . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2004;45(13):326.
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Purpose: To evaluate the clinical features of delayed calcified acrylic hydrophilic IOL's Methods: Observation of case series. Five patients who underwent phacoemulsification developed delayed opacification of their acrylic hydrophilic IOL. Medical,ophthalmic histories and surgical details were reviewed. Patients also underwent a slit lamp examination and postoperative visual acuity was tested. The explanted IOL's were sent for pathological examination. Results: All five patients had an acrylic hydrophilic lens and they all had a history of diabetes. The onset of delayed opacification was 10–12 months after surgery. Mean visual acuity was 20/200. Pathology results revealed calcium deposits on the IOL surfece Conclusions: Certain hydrogels have a high calcium afinity and promote delayed IOL calficifation We found that diabetic patients tend to develop this type of complication more often
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