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Calcification of Hydrophilic Acrylic Intraocular Lenses With a Hydrophobic Surface: Laboratory Analysis of 6 Cases

Gartaganis, Sotirios P. ; Prahs, Philipp ; Lazari, Eftichia D. ; Gartaganis, Panos S. ; Helbig, Horst ; Koutsoukos, Petros G.


PURPOSE: To investigate the nature and characteristic features of deposits causing opacification of intraocular lenses (IOLs) based on the examination of clinical findings using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDX) analysis. DESIGN: Retrospective, observational case series. METHODS: This is a multicenter study of 6 hydrophilic acrylic IOLs (Lentis ...


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