PCO after phaco associated with IOL type, surgeon experience

Posterior capsule opacification occurred in more than one-third of eyes within 3 years after phacoemulsification, and IOL type and surgeon experience may be predisposing factors, according to a large study.Data culled from the Australian Prospective Cataract Surgery and Age-related Macular Degeneration study included 1,495 patients who underwent phacoemulsification and IOL insertion.Investigators analyzed relationships between the incidence of PCO, surgeon experience, and IOL design and material.

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