Glistening particles on the implanted acrylic intraocular lens Akira Miyata 1 , Katsunori Suzuki 1 , Chika Boku 1 , Yayoi Kinohira 1 , Toshio Aramaki 1 , Mikihiko Ando 1 , Yukari Suzuki 1 , Hironori Kizaki 1 1Department of Ophthalmology, Fujigaoka Hospital, Showa University pp.729-732
Published Date 1997/4/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410905349
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We reviewed 115 eyes which underwent implantation of acrylic intraocular lens. We paid particular attention to glistening particles on the lens. Glistening particles were about 10 gm in size and developed in 45 eyes, 39%. There was no instance in which the particles developed within one month after surgery. It was present in about 50% of cases when observed 6 months or more after surgery. The particles did not interfere with the visual acuity. When the intraocular lens was kept immersed in water at 37 degrees and then the temperature decreased to 25 degrees, numerous glistening particles were seen to develop by microscopic observation. The particles disappeared when the immersing fluid returned to 37 degrees or when the lens was desiccated. The findings seemed to show that the glistening particles were just water bubbles and were not caused by degradation of lens material.

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