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March 1978

Endothelial Trauma and Cell Loss From Intraocular Lens Insertion

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(3):449-450. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910050225006

• Eighty-six patients who underwent intraocular lens implantation in one eye, with no surgery in the contralateral eye, were examined by specular microscopy. The mean endothelial cell density (ECD) was 39.5% lower in the operated eye. The loss of ECD was roughly proportional to the endothelial trauma from the intraocular lens at the time of surgery.