Comparison of the effect of polymethylmethacrylate and silicone intraocular lenses on rabbit corneal endothelium in vitro.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

An in vitro comparison of corneal endothelial damage caused by polymethylmethacrylate and by silicone intraocular lenses was made. Endothelial damage was assessed by vital staining of corneal endothelium immediately following direct contact with an intraocular lens. Silicone lenses produced less damage than polymethylmethacrylate lenses. The difference could be attributed to a specific type of damage-membrane stripping-seen only after contact with polymethylmethacrylate lenses.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Herzog, WR; Peiffer, RL

Published Date

  • July 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 397 - 400

PubMed ID

  • 3625517

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0886-3350

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0886-3350(87)80038-x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States