Postoperative Inflammatory Reactions to Intraocular Lenses Sterilized with Ethylene-Oxide

Walter J. Stark, Paul Rosenblum, A. Edward Maumenee, Claude L. Cowan

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Postoperative inflammatory complications after intraocular lens implantation have increased since we have been using lenses manufactured by American companies and sterilized with ethylene-oxide, as compared with lenses from European companies sterilized by sodium hydroxide. The possible sources of this complication are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)385-389
Number of pages5
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1980


  • complications
  • ethylene-oxide-sterilization (dry-pack)
  • hypopyon
  • inflammation
  • intraocular lenses
  • sodium-hydroxide-sterilization (wet-pack)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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