Comparison of hydrogel and acrylic intraocular lenses during the early postoperative period Hiroyuki Matsushima 1 , Shinichiro Yoshida 1 , Masako Izumi 1 , Eiichiro Matsui 1 , Mayumi Nagata 1 , Shigenari Suzuki 1 , Keizo Chiba 1 , Minako Eda 1 , Tadashi Senoo 1 , Yoshitaka Obara 1 pp.417-420
Published Date 2001/4/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410907229
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We reviewed 171 eyes which received either of two types of intraocular lens (IOL). All the eyes underwent phacoemulsification-aspiration with small cornal incision. One group of 83 eyes received acrylic IOL (MA60BM, Alcon) . The other group of 88 eyes received hydrogel IOL (H60M, Bausch & Lomb). All the eyes were followed up for 3 months postoperatively. No significant difference was present between the two groups regarding postoperative visual acuity, intraocular pressure, or corneal endothelial cell population. Hydrogel IOL group showed significantly higher aqueous flare values than acrylic IOL group at 1 month of surgery (p<0.05). Both groups showed similar shifts toward myopia at 1 month of surgery. The dislocation and tilting of IOL were lower in hydrogel IOL group than in acrylic IOL group. The findings show that hydrogel IOL is as effective as acrylic IOL. Final evaluation awaits observation for longer periods.

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