Nippon Ganka Gakkai Zasshi. 2002 Feb;106(2):109-11.
Yaguchi S, Chida M, Nishihara H, Ohnishi T, Ayaki M.
PURPOSE: To report the long-term status of acrylic intra-ocular lenses.
CASES: We describe two cases of increased light scattering on the surface of acrylic intraocular lenses ten years after implantation. The scattering was non-symptomatic and visual acuity was normal. Biomicroscopy and a Scheimpflug photography system showed that the scattering apparently derived from the anterior surface of the lens, but no deposit or membranous structure was observed on the lens surface.
CONCLUSIONS: Surface scattering from acrylic intra-ocular lenses is a new finding in long-term observations. A possible etiology may be structural changes of the internal polymer.
PMID: 11915371 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]