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From the Archives of the Archives
March 9, 2009

A look at the past . . .

Arch Ophthalmol. 2009;127(3):302. doi:10.1001/archophthalmol.2008.591

The interest in intraocular lenticular substitutes continues. . . . Reese and Hamdi gave the results in 115 cases operated upon by the Ridley technique of implanting an acrylic lenticulus after cataract extraction. In only four cases was it necessary to remove the implant.

However, H. Ridley himself stresses the two main complications—reactionary iritis and late dislocation of the lenticulus—in cases where the lenticulus is placed behind the iris. He therefore describes his modification of an implant, supported by three legs, to be placed in the anterior chamber.