Case report: IOL with PMMA haptic tips may cause intraoperative posterior capsule rupture

Phacoemulsification with IOL insertion is considered one of the most successful interventions in modern medicine. Among the first materials used for IOL composition was polymethyl methacrylate, or PMMA.
This rigid polymer afforded excellent biocompatibility and stability yet required large incisions for implantation. Over time, additional IOL materials have been introduced, including hydrophobic acrylic, which, being foldable, enables smaller incisions and more rapid visual rehabilitation.
Today, a variety of hydrophobic IOLs exist, embodying various optical and structural properties. These

Phacoemulsification with IOL insertion is considered one of the most successful interventions in modern medicine. Among the first materials used for IOL composition was polymethyl methacrylate, or PMMA.
This rigid polymer afforded excellent biocompatibility and stability yet required large incisions for implantation. Over time, additional IOL materials have been introduced, including hydrophobic acrylic, which, being foldable, enables smaller incisions and more rapid visual rehabilitation.
Today, a variety of hydrophobic IOLs exist, embodying various optical and structural properties. These