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July 2007

Who Needs a Reversibly Adjustable Intraocular Lens?

Arch Ophthalmol. 2007;125(7):961-962. doi:10.1001/archopht.125.7.961

There has been an evolution in surgical techniques, expected outcomes, and patient expectations for cataract surgery in the past 15 years. Nevertheless, issues such as previous corneal refractive surgery,1 contact lens use before corneal curvature measurement,2 extremely high myopia or hyperopia,3 and false assumptions in the use of ultrasonic axial length measurements4 can lead to unexpected postoperative refractive results. In 2003, incorrect lens power was the most common cause of lens explantation in both 1-piece and 3-piece hydrophobic acrylic lenses.5

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