Elevation of aqueous flare following implantation of hydrogel intraocular lenses Hidetoshi Hanazaki 1 1Hanazaki Eye Clinic pp.561-564
Published Date 2001/4/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410907261
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Cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation was performed in 59 eyes during a 3-month period. Hydrogel IOL (H60M, Storz) was used in 43 eyes and S140NB (Allergan) in 16 eyes. There was no difference between both groups regarding age or sex. The postoperative course was followed up for 3 months. There was no difference between both groups regarding corrected visual acuity or density of corneal endothelial cells. One day after surgery, the average value of aqueous flare increased in both groups. Eyes implanted with H60M showed significantly higher values than in eyes with S140NB (t<0.05) . The flare value exceeded 50 in 11 eyes and 100 in 4 eyes in the former group. Severe fibrinous reaction developed in 2 eyes. These 11 eyes had received IOL with either of two lot numbers. Eyes with higher flare values before surgery tended to show higher flare values the next day after surgery. There was no difference between both groups regarding aqueous flare after 1 week of surgery. The findings show that hydrogel IOL may induce temporary rise in aqueous flare after surgery and that eyes with elevated aqueous flare before surgery need particular caution.

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