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November 1988

Pseudophakic Bullous Keratopathy With Intermedics Model 024 (Hessburg) Anterior Chamber Intraocular Lenses

Author Affiliations

From the University of Illinois at Chicago Eye and Ear Infirmary (Drs Sugar and Wiet); and The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Dr Meisler).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1988;106(11):1575-1578. doi:10.1001/archopht.1988.01060140743048

• We report the development of pseudophakic bullous keratopathy in 18 eyes following implantation of Pharmacia Intermedics Ophthalmics model 024 (Hessburg) anterior chamber intraocular lenses. Eight of these intraocular lenses were implanted during uncomplicated intracapsular cataract extractions. Mean onset of corneal edema was 21.4 months after lens implantation. Patients with this type of lens already implanted in their eyes require close follow-up for complications.