When you say allergic to acrylic, what do you mean? If you are referring to the burning sensation, this is not true allergy
, but a side effect. True allergy implies rash, itching/swelling, or wheezing. I have personally never seen an allergic reaction to acrylic or silicone intraocular lenses. These materials are very biocompatible within the eye. Even patients who had problems with silicone breast implants do not have to worry about the silicone intraocular lens implants.