Intracapsular Plastic Lens Loop Fixation in the Rabbit

David E. Eifrig, Donald J Doughman

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The fixation of two-loop intraocular plastic lenses has been studied in the laboratory. Twenty rabbit eyes underwent extracapsular lens extraction and placement of plastic lens loops within the capsular remnants. Placement was successful in 25 of 40 (62.5%) attempts. The placement of intracapsular lens loops was studied histologically, and the structural alterations were seen to be minimal. There was virtually no cellular response to the implantation of the plastic lenses, even in the areas of tissue contact.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1167-1168
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1976


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