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Scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy findings in explanted PMMA and hydrophilic acrylic intraocular lenses.

Authors
  • 1
  • 1 Beyoglu Eye Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. [email protected] , (Turkey)
Type
Published Article
Journal
European journal of ophthalmology
Publication Date
Volume
19
Issue
1
Pages
28–36
Identifiers
PMID: 19123146
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

In the aggregates influencing IOL biocompatibility, presence of proteins was determined to be more important than the presence of Si regarding the distribution of Ca, while the presence of Si affected the accumulation of Ca. Opacification, caused by the Ca accumulation within the lens, was found to result from Ca penetrating from lens pores.

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