New accommodating IOL technology widens capsular bag to prevent PCO

AMSTERDAM — A new technology in IOLs that expands the capsular bag to prevent posterior corneal opacification is in development, according to a presenter here.  “Accommodating IOLs, in order to perform properly, will need a clear capsular bag with limited PCO and especially limited capsular fibrosis,” Nick Mamalis, MD, said at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons meeting. To that end, Mamalis and colleagues are researching new designs of accommodating IOLs. Mamalis said that one way to prevent PCO is to have widely expanded capsular bag.

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