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Posterior capsule opacification after cataract extraction

Poster Details

First Author: D.Stateva BULGARIA

Co Author(s):    A. Andreev   D. Popova   I. Borshukov   R. Rangelova Marburg     

Abstract Details


To study the connection between the types of intraocular lenses (IOL) used in cataract surgery and the later appearance of posterior capsule opacification (PCO).


: Eye Clinic „Den” – Sofia, Bulgaria


Medical records of patients that had YAG capsulotomy between August 2012 and October 2012 were reviewed.


A total of 30 patients were treated for PCO in the reviewed period. The mean age of the patients was 71.3 years. In 20 of these cases (67 %) a hydrophilic IOL was implanted and in 10 cases (33 %) a hydrophobic IOL implantation was performed.


Posterior capsule opacification was more rare in cases when hydrophobic IOL implantation, regardless of the surgeon, who had implanted the IOL.

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