What is an Aciol?

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What is an Aciol?

The anterior chamber intraocular lens (ACIOL) implant was introduced in 1952 as the original Baron IOL. An important advantage over the posterior chamber IOL (PCIOL) is that the ACIOL can be placed into an eye after both intra- or extracapsular cataract extraction, regardless of the status of the capsular bag.

How can you tell the difference between Aciol and Pciol?

al compared ACIOL to sutured PCIOL and found no statistically significant difference in outcomes of best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) or complications. But, another retrospective analysis by Kwong et al. comparing ACIOL to sclerally fixated PCIOL report superior outcomes in BCVA in the former group.

What is Pciol Ophthalmology?

Posterior chamber intraocular lenses (PCIOL) are placed within the capsular bag or less commonly anchored into the ciliary sulcus. The lens can be folded and inserted into the eye through a very small opening made during phacoemulsification.

What is phakic and pseudophakic eyes?

Phakic, aphakic and pseudophakic are terms used to describe the status of an individual’s lens. Phakic refers to a person with an intact natural lens while a pseudophakic individual had a lens extracted and an IOL placed. A person is aphakic if the natural lens was extracted and no IOL was implanted.

How is Aciol power calculated?

IOL power for ACIOL is +19.0D. You can calculate the ac IOL power by using the primitive SRK formula IOL power =A-2.5L-0.9K where u can use the A constant for A and axial length and keratometry for L and K reading respectively. In ACIOL power calculation A-constant takes care of relative position of IOL.

What is the extraction of cataract?

Cataract extraction is a surgical procedure to remove a lens in the eye that has become cloudy over time, affecting vision in that eye. It is part of a cataract operation, in which the removed lens is replaced with an artificial, manmade lens.

What does aphakic eye mean?

Aphakia is a condition in which you’re missing the lens of one or both of your eyes. You can be born that way or lose the lens due to an injury.

Can an eye see without a lens?

A human eye without the lens can see UV light like some animals, birds and bees. It makes the world seem different but also unveils some of the concealed secrets of nature.

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