AIMS: A total of 97 triple procedures performed over a 6 year period were studied retrospectively to determine the best approach to calculate intraocular lens power.
METHODS: The cases were divided into two diagnostic categories.
RESULTS: After 1 year best corrected visual acuity was 20/40 or better in 37.5% of the cases of the 'modified group'. This group consists of patients with the diagnosis Fuchs' dystrophy, non-guttate endothelial dystrophy, and Reis-Buckler dystrophy. Analysis of visual acuity was made using logMAR. A final postoperative refraction within 2 dioptres of predicted refraction was achieved in 76.5% of patients in the modified group.
CONCLUSION: In future, in the absence of a keratometry, a keratometry value of 7.49 mm will be used for calculation of the power of the implant as analysed in this study.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||British Journal of Ophthalmology|
|Publication status||Published - Sept 1997|
- Aged, 80 and over
- Cataract Extraction
- Lasers, Excimer
- Lenses, Intraocular
- Middle Aged
- Photorefractive Keratectomy
- Retrospective Studies
- Treatment Outcome
- Visual Acuity