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Hydrophobic IOLs

Hydrophobic acrylic IOLs are one of the most popular types of IOL materials. Hydrophobic acrylic IOLs have a low water content and a high refractive index. Long-term studies have demonstrated that patients implanted with hydrophobic acrylic lenses have lower rates of, and less dense, PCO, and are less likely to require Nd-YAG capsulotomy than patients implanted with hydrophilic acrylic IOLs. Hydrophobic IOLs are now mostly available in preloaded injector systems, injectable through micro incisions as small as 2.0mm.