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102. Jahrestagung der DOG

Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft e. V.

23. bis 26.09.2004, Berlin

Intraindividual comparison of posterior capsule opacification after implantation of silicone and hydrophobic acrylic intraocular lenses with different edge design: two-year follow-up

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  • corresponding author M. Baumeister - Universitäts-Augenklinik, Frankfurt am Main
  • U. Mester - Universitäts-Augenklinik, Frankfurt am Main
  • T. Kohnen - Universitäts-Augenklinik, Frankfurt am Main
  • the CeeOn 911 study group - Universitäts-Augenklinik, Frankfurt am Main

Evidenzbasierte Medizin - Anspruch und Wirklichkeit. 102. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft. Berlin, 23.-26.09.2004. Düsseldorf, Köln: German Medical Science; 2004. Doc04dogP 076

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Published: September 22, 2004

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Three different intraocular lens (IOL) types were compared regarding posterior capsule opacification (PCO): CeeOn Edge 911A (Pharmacia), AcrySof MA60BM (Alcon), AMO Phacoflex SI40NB (Allergan).


In a randomized open multi-center study, 288 Patienten with bilateral senile cateact received in one eye the foldable IOL Pharmacia CeeOn 911 A (high-refractive silicone, sharp optic edge) and in the other eye either an Allergan SI40NB (high-refractive silicone, rounded optic edge) or an Alcon MA60BM (hydrophobic acrylate, sharp optic edge). 195 patients were available for examination after 2 years. In 44 pairs of eyes, the development of PCO was evaluated using the EPCO system.


Compared with the Allergan SI40, in the eyes with a Pharmacia 911 the EPCO score was lower in 63% of cases, equal in 21% and higher in 16%. In comparison to the Alcon AcrySof, the score was lower in 44%, equal in 48% and higher in 8% of cases.


All examined IOL types showed a low incidence of PCO, with a tendency to less PCO in eyes that received an IOL with a sharp optic edge.