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March 1991

Encroaching Lens Loops

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Santa Monica, Calif

Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(3):316. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080030018005

To the Editor.  —I read with interest the letter in the June 1990 issue of the Archives by Olson and Brodstein.1 They describe a 20-year-old woman who underwent extracapsular cataract extraction with placement of a polypropylene looped posterior chamber intraocular lens (PC IOL). After a period, the polypropylene loops were forced by capsular fibrosis to encroach on the edge of the IOL, and one appeared over the IOL and the other one under it. I might simply add that this would not occur if a one-piece polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) PC IOL had been used.

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