Refractive changes produced by capsule contraction after piggyback acrylic intraocular lens implantation

J Cataract Refract Surg. 2002 Dec;28(12):2229-30. doi: 10.1016/s0886-3350(02)01278-6.


I describe a case of anterior capsule contraction after implantation of piggyback acrylic intraocular lenses (IOLs). Treatment by neodymium:YAG capsulotomy resulted in anterior chamber deepening despite a myopic shift. With acrylic IOLs, refractive changes may be due to optical deformation rather than axial shifts.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acrylic Resins*
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Anterior Chamber / pathology
  • Contracture / etiology*
  • Contracture / surgery
  • Humans
  • Laser Therapy
  • Lens Capsule, Crystalline / pathology*
  • Lens Capsule, Crystalline / surgery
  • Lens Implantation, Intraocular / adverse effects*
  • Lenses, Intraocular
  • Male
  • Myopia / etiology*
  • Phacoemulsification


  • Acrylic Resins