Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology and Research

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: 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 149--150

A rare case of polymethylmethacrylate intraocular lens opacity


Somen Misra1, Kunal Patil2, Neeta Misra1 
1 Department of Ophthalmology, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Rural Medical College, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni, Maharashtra, India

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Kunal Patil
Rural Medical College, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni Bk - 413 736, Maharashtra
India

Optical transparency of the intraocular lens (IOLs) is paramount in maintaining visual improvement after cataract extraction. There have been reports of the IOL developing opacity after years of cataract surgery. IOL opacities have been reported in silicone, acrylic lens, and very rarely in polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) IOLs. Though the exact cause is not known, long-term exposure to ultraviolet light can be one of the most probably causes, leading to disruption of PMMA and release of gaseous (nitrogen) within the PMMA substance. We report one such rare case of PMMA IOL opacity in a 75-year-old female.


How to cite this article:
Misra S, Patil K, Misra N. A rare case of polymethylmethacrylate intraocular lens opacity.J Clin Ophthalmol Res 2016;4:149-150


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Misra S, Patil K, Misra N. A rare case of polymethylmethacrylate intraocular lens opacity. J Clin Ophthalmol Res [serial online] 2016 [cited 2022 Aug 12 ];4:149-150
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