Do intraocular lenses with ultraviolet absorbing chromophores protect against macular oedema?

Michael P. Clarke, Keng Hung Maurice Yap, John R. Weatherill

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Abstract. In a prospective study, designed to test the effect of intraocular lenses containing an ultraviolet absorbing chromophore on the incidence of post‐operative cystoid macular oedema, 55 patients undergoing extracapsular cataract extraction were randomly allocated to receive intraocular lenses with or without an ultra‐violet absorbing chromophore. Post‐operative fluorescein angiography showed no difference in the incidence of macular oedema in those patients receiving an intraocular lens with an ultraviolet absorbing chromophore compared with patients receiving a standard posterior chamber intraocular lens. 1989 Institution Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593-596
Number of pages4
JournalActa Ophthalmologica
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1989
Externally publishedYes


  • cystoid macular oedema
  • intraocular lens
  • ultraviolet absorbing chromophore

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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