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What is the IOL made of?

Most of the IOLs implanted today are made of silicone or acrylic materials. These lenses can be folded and inserted through a small (approximately 3 millimeter) incision during cataract surgery. In the past, IOLs have been made of hard plastic, similar to a hard contact lens.

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