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Question:
Is it possible to be allergic to intraocular lenses?

Answer:
No. Intraocular lenses don’t cause allergic reactions. However one can develop inflammation in the eye if the lens is positioned in such a way as to be irritating other tissue such as the iris. This is not allergy.

Answered by: Gary Hirshfield, MDDr. Gary Hirshfield

Categories: Cataracts, Vision Correction

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Answered: May 28, 2014

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