April 2010
Volume 51, Issue 13
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ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   April 2010
Prevalence of Glistenings in Acrysof Intraocular Lenses
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  • J. R. Wittpenn
    Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island, Stony Brook, New York
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science April 2010, Vol.51, 5454. doi:
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      J. R. Wittpenn; Prevalence of Glistenings in Acrysof Intraocular Lenses. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2010;51(13):5454.

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Abstract

Purpose: : To determine the prevalence and severity of glistenings in patients implanted with Acrysof IOLs.

Methods: : Prospective, observational data collection of 451 eyes implanted with Acrysof IOLs between 2003-2008. Patients were examined in 2008 and 2009. Glistening severity was graded on a scale of 0 to 4 where 0 was none and 4 was >1250 particles of 10 microns.

Results: : 50% of patients had glistening graded as at least 1+. Eighteen percent had a grade of 1+, 16% were 2+, and 15% were 3+. Although the presence and severity of glistenings did not seem to impact BCVA, additional work needs to be done on the impact of these defects on night vision and glare.

Conclusions: : Glistenings are more common than typically believed and these defects may impede visual quality.

Keywords: cataract 
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