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Comments on Silicone Intraocular Lens Discoloration-Reply

Comments on Silicone Intraocular Lens Discoloration-Reply This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract In Reply. —I thank Drs Legler and Apple for their enlightening comments on the silicone IOL discoloration problem. Patience is a virtue, and eventually their laboratory will have a discolored IOL to examine. In the interim, I hope that this laboratory will develop a protocol for the scientific examination of these discolored IOLs, because a macroscopic examination will not suffice. Spectrographic, chemical, and other methods of examination will need to be employed.The biocompatibility studies that Drs Legler and Apple cite are all well and good, but in clinical practice these silicone IOLs are being implanted in human eyes, and, as we all are aware, certain materials do not always behave in a fashion expected of them; if they did, the need for human clinical trials would be unnecessary.My comments on the closed-loop IOLs were not meant to be completely analogous to the present situation, except to emphasize that http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Comments on Silicone Intraocular Lens Discoloration-Reply

Archives of Ophthalmology , Volume 109 (11) – Nov 1, 1991

Comments on Silicone Intraocular Lens Discoloration-Reply

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract In Reply. —I thank Drs Legler and Apple for their enlightening comments on the silicone IOL discoloration problem. Patience is a virtue, and eventually their laboratory will have a discolored IOL to examine. In the interim, I hope that this laboratory will develop a protocol for the scientific examination of these discolored IOLs, because a...
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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1991 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1991.01080110029017
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract In Reply. —I thank Drs Legler and Apple for their enlightening comments on the silicone IOL discoloration problem. Patience is a virtue, and eventually their laboratory will have a discolored IOL to examine. In the interim, I hope that this laboratory will develop a protocol for the scientific examination of these discolored IOLs, because a macroscopic examination will not suffice. Spectrographic, chemical, and other methods of examination will need to be employed.The biocompatibility studies that Drs Legler and Apple cite are all well and good, but in clinical practice these silicone IOLs are being implanted in human eyes, and, as we all are aware, certain materials do not always behave in a fashion expected of them; if they did, the need for human clinical trials would be unnecessary.My comments on the closed-loop IOLs were not meant to be completely analogous to the present situation, except to emphasize that

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Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 1, 1991

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