Posterior capsule opacification after silicone lens implantation and its management.

@article{Milauskas1987PosteriorCO,
  title={Posterior capsule opacification after silicone lens implantation and its management.},
  author={A T Milauskas},
  journal={Journal of cataract and refractive surgery},
  year={1987},
  volume={13 6},
  pages={
          644-8
        }
}
  • A T Milauskas
  • Published 1987 in Journal of cataract and refractive surgery
The incidence and time of onset of posterior capsular opacification in a consecutive series of 147 silicone lens implants and in 585 polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) lens implants were compared. Silicone lenses, sulcus and capsular bag fixated, had an opacification rate of 27.9%, while PMMA had a rate of 7.0%. In the silicone lens series, 65.9% of the opaque capsules required YAG laser posterior capsulotomies in the first four months. In the PMMA implants, only 28.6% required YAG laser… CONTINUE READING