Intraocular lenses. Histopathologic characteristics of a large series of autopsy eyes

Raymond Champion, Peter J. McDonnell, W. Richard Green

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Histopathologic changes in cornea, anterior chamber angle, iris and ciliary body of 119 autopsy eyes containing intraocular lenses are described and illustrated. Results are categorized according to type of intraocular lens (anterior chamber, iris fixation, iridocapsular, and posterior chamber), and methods of fixation are specified. Changes are categorized as: erosion, atrophy, proliferation of tissues and inflammatory reactions. In some instances, these histopathologic changes may provide a basis for understanding certain clinically evident complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-32
Number of pages32
JournalSurvey of ophthalmology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1985


  • atrophy of ocular tissue
  • deposits on intraocular lenses
  • fixation of intraocular lenses
  • granulomatous reaction
  • haptic erosion
  • haptic location
  • histopathology
  • intraocular lenses
  • mechanisms of pseudophakic intraocular changes
  • proliferation of ocular tissues

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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