Early opacification and subsequent clearing of a MemoryLens intraocular lens

Dilsher S. Dhoot, Christina J. Flaxel

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A 74-year-old woman had cataract extraction with implantation of a MemoryLens posterior chamber intraocular lens (IOL) (model CV232, Ioltech). On the first postoperative day, she complained of hazy vision and an opaque area was found in the IOL. Explantation was scheduled but postponed when the patient's vision improved and the IOL cleared by the second postoperative day. To date, the IOL has remained clear. To our knowledge, this is the first report of resolving opacification in a MemoryLens. Two cases of opacification in the same IOL model have been reported; the opacification persisted, and the IOLs were explanted. In this case, early opacification and resolution suggest an acute process. With early IOL opacification, it may be beneficial to delay explantation for a few days.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)743-745
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of cataract and refractive surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems


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