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Artificial crystalline lens.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16500536     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
If presbyopia is caused by hardening of the crystalline lens, replacing it with a material with mechanical properties similar to the young crystalline lens should restore accommodative ability. Such a silicone material has been developed. Refilling the capsular bag with this material results in 3 to 5 D of accommodation in primates in response to pilocarpine.
Sverker Norrby; Steven Koopmans; Thom Terwee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmology clinics of North America     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0896-1549     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmol Clin North Am     Publication Date:  2006 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-27     Completed Date:  2006-05-02     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8905383     Medline TA:  Ophthalmol Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  143-6, vii     Citation Subset:  IM    
Pharmacia, AMO Groningen BV, Van Swietenlaan 5, Groningen NL-9728 NX, Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Artificial Organs*
Lens Implantation, Intraocular / instrumentation*
Lens, Crystalline*
Lenses, Intraocular*
Prosthesis Design
Refraction, Ocular
Refractive Surgical Procedures*

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