Cellular reaction on the surface of intraocular lenses removed from human eyes

Tatsuro Ishibashi, Sigeru Sugai, Yoshitaka Ohnishi, Hajime Inomata, Fumiaki Yoshitomi, Kiwamu Sasaki

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We studied four angle-supported anterior chamber lenses whose optics and haptics were made of poly(methyl methacrylate). All four lenses had been removed from human eyes because of bullous keratopathy. Using light and electron microscopy, we compared the cellular reaction on the optics, which had been in the anterior chamber, with that on the haptics, which had been in touch with the iris stroma. A typical foreign body granuloma was seen around the haptics, while the optics were free of foreign body reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)751-754
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1990


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems

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