A 37-year-old member asked:
is it possible to have an allergy to acrylic cataract lenses they put in surgically to correct cataracts?
1 doctor answer
Dr. John Odette answered
14 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably not: "allergic reactions" do not occur to either silicone or acrylic intraocular lenses. Very rarely people have issues where the lenses need to be removed or exchanged for a different material (silicone for acrylic or vice-a-versa) but this is exceedingly rare. In these situations there are usually other factors in the eye contributing to the need for exchange and not an allergic reaction.
Answered on Dec 8, 2014
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