• If I’m allergic to acrylic nail products could I also have a reaction to an acrylic IOL?


    Question:

    I’m allergic to acrylic nail products and am considering cataract surgery. Could I also have a reaction to the acrylic IOLs placed in my eye during the surgery?


    Answer:

    I am not sure what your allergy to acrylic nail products is exactly. However, there has not been a reported allergic reaction to any of the materials in an acrylic polymer-based intraocular lens. These lenses are inert and do not leak antigens that can cause an allergy.


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