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J R Soc Med. 1981 December; 74(12): 892–895.
PMCID: PMC1439469

Experience with extracapsular extraction and binkhorst 2-loop intraocular lenses: preliminary communication.


Extracapsular cataract extraction and implantation of a Binkhorst 2-loop intraocular lens were performed on 50 patients. The majority of the patients achieved a corrected postoperative acuity of 6/9. Operative, immediate postoperative and late postoperative complications are discussed. The commonest postoperative complication was the formation of a dense capsular membrane which required capsulotomy in 9 patients. Suggestions are put forward for improving the result of this rewarding operation.

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