Water content in intraocular lens

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Hello all! I'm wondering what is the difference between these 3 materials. Why some has a very high water content and other don't.

1) collamer 50% water content

2) hydrophilic acrylic 26% water content

3) hydrophobic acrylic 0% water content


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    You forgot to include silicone IOLs like the IOL I have made by Bausch & Lomb. Aside from doing a search online, you would probably have to ask the different lens manufacturers for that information. I just did a search for iol water content and got a whole list of articles to read. I'm not sure if any of them have the answer you're looking for though.

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      I think you should try contacting some lens manufacturers by phone to see if they can answer. I doubt even most doctors would know the answer to that or even care to know the answer.
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    Johnson & Johnson now manufacturers Tecnis IOLs like the Symfony lens. You might try contacting them for information to start with - link to email them is at www. jnjvc. com / contact-us

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