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10 - 14 Sept. 2016, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

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A long-term comparison of posterior capsule opacification with hydrophobic acrylic and hydrophilic acrylic intraocular lenses

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Session Title: Posterior Capsule Opacification

Session Date/Time: Sunday 11/09/2016 | 08:30-10:00

Paper Time: 09:36

Venue: Hall C2

First Author: : S.Vasavada INDIA

Co Author(s): :    V. Vasavada   A. Vasavada   M. Praveen   V. Vasavada           

Abstract Details


To compare posterior capsule opacification (PCO), 5 years postoperatively in contralateral eyes with a single-piece hydrophobic acrylic and 1 of 2 single-piece hydrophilic acrylic intraocular lenses (IOLs) with different configurations.


Raghudeep Eye Hospital, Ahmedabad, India


This prospective,randomized clinical trial included 68 patients,randomly assigned to one of two groups.One eye of each patient received a single-piece hydrophobic acrylic intraocular lens(IOL) and the other eye received a hydrophilic acrylic IOL with different configurations.In Group 1,one eye received AcrySof IOL(Alcon Laboratories,USA) and the fellow eye received Akreos Adapt IOL (Bausch & Lomb,USA).In Group 2,one eye received AcrySof IOL and the fellow eye received Rayner C-flex IOL(570C,Rayner Intraocular Lenses).Evaluation of Posterior Capsule Opacification (EPCO area and EPCO score) was compared within capsulorhexis margin and central 3mm optic using digital photographs at 1 month, 1, 2, 3, and 5 years.


There were no significant differences in PCO values at baseline between 3 IOLs. Within capsulorhexis margin and central 3 mm optic, in both Groups, incidence of PCO was significantly less in eyes with AcrySof IOLs when compared with Akreos Adapt and Rayner C-flex IOLs at 1,3, and 5 years.At 5 years,PCO scores in both groups were:Group 1: EPCO Score: 0.00±0.02Vs 0.16±0.22 P<0.001;EPCO Area: 0.03±0.05 vs 0.15±0.19, P<0.001. Group 2: EPCO Score: 0.30±0.40 vs 1.50±1.31,P<0.001; EPCO Area: 0.01±0.07 vs 0.03±0.09,P<0.04. Nd:YAG capsulotomy rates was 7(20%)eyes with Akreos Adapt IOL and 5(15.2%) with Rayner C-flex IOL but none in AcrySof IOL at 5 years.


The results of our study comparing three single-piece acrylic IOLs of different materials,optic designs and haptic configurations showed that the single-piece hydrophobic acrylic IOL was associated with lower PCO values at 5 years postoperatively as compared with the 2 single-piece hydrophilic IOL models.

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