Abstract

ROLE OF 360 SQUARE EDGED PCIOL IN PREVENTING PCO

Author(s): Prachee Nagrale1 , Shivaji Ajet Rao2 , Sujata Vairat3

CONTEXT: PCO is a common long term complication of cataract surgery. Considering the factors responsible for PCO, role of 360° square edged PCIOL in preventing PCO is studied. AIMS: To study the incidence of PCO in patients implanted with 360° square edged PMMA PCIOL after cataract surgery. MATERIALS & METHODS: Prospective study including 100 eyes of 100 patients diagnosed as having senile cataract. All of them underwent SICS by the same surgeon & were implanted with 360° square edged single piece PMMA PCIOL. RESULTS: Out of 100 patients implanted with 360° sharp edged PMMA PCIOL, 9 patients developed PCO during 3 yrs. follow-up period. Whereas, out of 100 patients implanted with round edge PMMA PCIOL during the same period, 22 patients developed PCO within 3 yrs. CONCLUSION: Incidence of PCO is less with 360° square edged PCIOL.

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