Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Comparison of posterior capsule opacification and glistenings with 2 hydrophobic acrylic intraocular lenses: 5-to 7-year follow-up
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Ophthalmology.
2013 (English)In: Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, ISSN 0886-3350, E-ISSN 1873-4502, Vol. 39, no 5, 694-698 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

PURPOSE: To compare posterior capsule opacification (PCO) and glistenings 5 to 7 years after cataract surgery with implantation of 2 hydrophobic acrylic intraocular lenses (IOLs) and evaluate the effects on corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA) and contrast sensitivity. SETTING: St. Erik Eye Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial. METHODS: Cataract surgery with standard phacoemulsification was performed in 1 eye of patients. The patients were randomized to an Acrysof SA60AT (1-piece IOL group) or a Sensar AR40e (3-piece IOL group), both hydrophobic acrylic IOLs with a sharp-edged design. Five to 7 years postoperatively, retroillumination images were obtained and the PCO area and severity (area affected within the capsulorhexis and severity) were evaluated using computer software. High-contrast (100%) and low-contrast (2.5%) CDVAs were measured. The neodymium:YAG laser capsulotomy rates were recorded. Scheimpflug images were obtained to evaluate glistenings, which were graded subjectively at the slitlamp and quantified objectively by digital image analysis using computer software. RESULTS: The study enrolled 80 patients. There were no significant differences in PCO between the 2 groups. The 3-piece IOL group had significantly fewer glistenings (P<.001). There was good correlation between the subjective grading of glistenings and objective computer-processed image grading. The glistenings were not correlated with IOL power, CDVA, or contrast sensitivity. CONCLUSIONS: There were no significant differences in PCO between the 2 acrylic hydrophobic IOLs 5 to 7 years postoperatively. The 1-piece IOL group developed more glistenings than the 3-piece IOL group.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 39, no 5, 694-698 p.
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-73080DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2012.11.032ISI: 000318831800007OAI: diva2:630009
Available from: 2013-06-18 Created: 2013-06-17 Last updated: 2013-06-18Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Behndig, Anders
By organisation
In the same journal
Journal of cataract and refractive surgery
Medical and Health Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 44 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link