Articles: PDF OnlySeventy-six consecutive cases of IOGEL intraocular lens implantsKeates, Richard H. M.D.*; Erdey, Richard A. M.D.; Ringel, David M. D.O.; Schild, Harris S. B.S.Author Information Corneal Service, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. *Reprint requests to Richard H. Keates, M.D., UCI Medical Plaza, 1 Medical Plaza Drive, Irvine, California 92717. Supported in part by the Ohio Eye Foundation. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery: January 1990 - Volume 16 - Issue 1 - p 47-50 doi: 10.1016/S0886-3350(13)80873-5 Free Metrics Abstract A single piece hydrogel IOGEL (poly-HEMA) intraocular lens was implanted in 76 eyes. Patients obtained a visual acuity of 20/40 or better in 86.9% of cases and a best case visual acuity of 20/40 or better in 98.5% of cases. Patients were followed an average of 12 months (four to 19 months). Two lenses were exchanged with poly(methyl methacrylate) lenses because of decentration-induced glare. Cystoid macular edema occurred in two cases, resulting in visual acuity worse than 20/40 in one case. Results of the study at one year mean follow-up indicate the safety and efficacy of the IOGEL lens as an intraocular implant. © Williams & Wilkins 1990. All Rights Reserved.