Sumeet Chopra1, Mohit Ghai2, Nitin Batra3, Arun Bhatti4
Posterior Capsular Opacification (PCO) is the commonest complication of cataract surgery today. There are considerable medical, social and economic adverse effects. The important factors to be considered for PCO among others are the IOL composition and design. The cost of any implant must be considered in developing countries like India. As compared to PMMA lens, a more expensive IOL must have significant advantages.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
This study included 140 subjects of which 70 patients (group A) had PMMA lens implant and the remaining 70 (group B) had a foldable acrylic lens implant. Time elapsed since surgery and PCO were graded in both the study groups.
This study shows that an important contributing factor for the development of PCO is the IOL material. PMMA lens implantation has demonstrated visually significant, early and higher number of PCO formation as compared to the acrylic group.
PCO develops earlier in patients with PMMA IOL implantation and is visually significant when compared to the acrylic IOL patients.