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Clinical properties of a novel, glistening-free, single-piece, hydrophobic acrylic IOL

Authors Packer M, rajan M, Ligabue E, Heiner P

Received 6 November 2013

Accepted for publication 13 December 2013

Published 21 February 2014 Volume 2014:8 Pages 421—427

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S57114

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Mark Packer,1 Mohan Rajan,2 Edoardo Ligabue,3 Peter Heiner4

1Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA; 2Rajan Eye Care Hospital Pvt Ltd, Chennai, India; 3Ophthalmology Department, Centro Diagnostico Italiano, Milan, Italy; 4Bond University Medical School, Robina, QLD, Australia

Abstract: A new, single-piece, hydrophobic acrylic lens – the first constructed with a lens optic and haptics comprised of a hydroxyethyl methacrylate-polyethylene glycol phenyl ether acrylate–styrene copolymer, cross-linked with ethylene glycol dimethacrylate, and labeled as "glistening-free" – was recently introduced globally. Glistenings have been a significant source of clinical concern with previous hydrophobic lens designs. This new monofocal lens provides enhanced, clear optics for lens-based surgery. The superior optical clarity of this lens is achieved through the elimination of glistenings, enhanced surface durability, high refractive index, a high Abbe number, and an aspheric design. Additionally, the lens design reduces the risk of developing posterior capsule opacification.

Keywords: glistenings, monofocal hydrophobic acrylic, IOL, aspheric

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