Comparison of the long-term clinical results of hydrophilic and hydrophobic acrylic intraocular lenses.

Youngwoo Suh, Chunghoon Oh, Hyo Myung Kim

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Abstract

This study was performed to compare the incidence of posterior capsular opacity (PCO) and refractive errors between hydrophilic (ACR6D, Corneal) and hydrophobic (MA60BM, AcrySof) acrylic intraocular lenses (IOLs) over a 3-year follow-up after phacoemulsification surgery. The patients with AcrySof implanted in one eye and Corneal in the other eye were categorized as Group 1 (n=28), while those with one or both eyes implanted with IOLs of the same kind were categorized as Group 2 (AcrySof, n=90; Corneal, n=95). Refractive errors were evaluated at 3 months and 3 years postoperatively. The incidence of visually significant PCO was investigated 3 years postoperatively. Postoperative refractive values at 3 months were not significantly different between the two groups. However, refractive values at 3 years were significantly different between two IOLs in both groups [AcrySof -0.37+/-0.43D, Corneal -0.62+/-0.58D in Group 1 (p=0.04); AcrySof -0.38+/-0.52, Corneal -0.68+/-0.54 in Group 2 (p<0.01)]. The incidence of visually significant PCO was 14% and 32% in Group 1, and 13% and 28% in Group 2, for the AcrySof and Corneal implants, respectively. The incidence of visually significant PCO of hydrophilic acrylic IOLs was higher than that of hydrophobic acrylic IOLs in the 3-year follow-up. The postoperative 3-year refractive value of Corneal showed myopic shift.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-33
Number of pages5
JournalKorean journal of ophthalmology : KJO
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Mar

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