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Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume 2014, Article ID 923691, 6 pages
Clinical Study

Inflammatory Response in the Anterior Chamber after Implantation of an Angle-Supported Lens in Phakic Myopic Eyes

Center for Refractive Surgery, Eye Department, St. Francis Hospital, Hohenzollernring 57, 48145 Muenster, Germany

Received 16 January 2014; Accepted 10 April 2014; Published 25 May 2014

Academic Editor: Tamer A. Macky

Copyright © 2014 Suphi Taneri et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Purpose. To evaluate the inflammatory reaction after implantation of an angle-supported foldable acrylic anterior chamber IOL for myopia correction over time. Methods. Adult individuals seeking vision correction with stable myopia >7.0 D were included. Exclusion criteria are anterior chamber depth <2.8 mm, insufficient endothelial cell density, other preexisting ocular conditions, and prior eye surgery. Laser flare photometry and slitlamp examination were performed before and up to 1 year after implantation of an AcrySof Cachet IOL (Alcon Laboratories, Forth Worth, TX, USA). Postoperative treatment comprised antibiotic eye-drops for 5 days and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory eye-drops (NSAIDs) for 4 weeks. Results. Average laser flare values of 15 consecutive eyes of 15 patients were preoperatively and (1 day), (1 week), (1 month), (3 months), and (1 year) photon counts/ms after implantation, respectively. Slitlamp examination yielded 0 or 1+ cells (SUN classification) in every one eye throughout the follow-up period. Conclusion. Results indicate a low maximum inflammatory response and a quick recovery to a long-term safe level. The use of NSAIDs seems sufficient in routine cases, thus avoiding potential drawbacks of using corticoids.