Endothelial trauma and cell loss from intraocular lens insertion

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978 Mar;96(3):449-50. doi: 10.1001/archopht.1978.03910050225006.


Eighty-six patients who underwent intraocular lens implantation in one eye, with no surgery in the contralateral eye, were examined by specular microscopy. The mean endothelial cell density (ECD) was 39.5% lower in the operated eye. The loss of ECD was roughly proportional to the endothelial trauma from the intraocular lens at the time of surgery.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cell Count
  • Cornea / pathology
  • Corneal Injuries*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lens, Crystalline / surgery*
  • Lenses*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prostheses and Implants / adverse effects*