Thorough capsule peeling improves lens stability, quality of vision in IOL exchange

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Capsule peeling is a challenging but mandatory maneuver for quality of vision in the course of IOL exchange, according to one specialist. Explantation has become a relatively frequent event with first-generation multifocal IOLs. The most common indications, including opacification, decentration and dislocation, are related to capsular problems such as contraction and tissue proliferation, which make the lens unstable, Marie-José Tassignon, MD, said at the meeting of the European Society of Ophthalmology.

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