Opacification of the posterior capsule occurs most commonly from Elschnig pearl migration or fibrosis. The physical contact of a posterior chamber lens, particularly one with a reverse optic, has been postulated to decrease the rate of capsular opacification by creating a barrier to Elschnig pearl migration. This randomized prospective clinical study comparing the 3M style 34S convex-plano optic and style 34R plano-convex (reverse) optic posterior chamber lens demonstrated a statistically significant reduction in capsular opacification by Elschnig pearls at one year in the reverse optic lenses (18.2% versus 7.6%, P = .03). No statistically significant difference in capsular fibrosis rates was noted (2.5% versus 4.5%, P = .48). The reverse optic implant also demonstrated greater iris to implant optic clearance.