Korean J Ophthalmol > Volume 2(2); 1988 > Article
Korean Journal of Ophthalmology 1988;2(2):72-76.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/kjo.1988.2.2.72    Published online December 30, 1988.
Clinical experience of hydrogel soft intraocular lenses.
Man Soo Kim, Jae Ho Kim
Department of Ophthalmology, Kangnam St. Mary's Hospital, Catholic University Medical College, Seoul, Korea.
Twenty-six soft intraocular lenses were implanted in twenty-six senile cataract patients from luly 16, 1987, to April 15, 1988 at Kangnam St. Mary's Hospital, Seoul, Korea. The average age of the patients was seventy-six with a range from fifty-five to eight nine years old. Of the twenty-six patients at the 12 months follow up 87.5% have arhieved visual acuity of 20/40 or better. The average central corneal endothelial cell loss at postoperative 7 days and 3 months were 9.8% and 12.3% respectively. Complications were observed in six patients. Two patients had preexisting retinal and optic diseases and one had a fibrinous membrane. Three patients had transient pigmentary precipitates on IOL surface.
Key Words: soft lens;cataract surgery;visual acuity;endothelial cell count;complication;fibrinous membrane

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