Postoperative refractive error and compensation after simultaneous surgery on vitreous and cataract

Tomomi Soda, Hiroshi Enaida, Kumiko Suehiro, Toshio Hisatomi, Tatsuro Ishibashi

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Abstract

Purpose: To discuss the refractive error after simultaneous surgery on vitreous and cataract. Cases and Method: This study was made on consecutive series of 20 eyes that received simultaneous surgery on vitreous and cataract during a three month period. The age averaged 66 years. Results: Postoperative refraction was smaller than the predicted value by 0.37±0.59D. Power of intraocular lens (IOL) was increased by 0.25D from the predicted value in another series of 28 eyes. Postoperative error of refraction within ±0.5D was 35% in the initial series and 67.9% in the second. Conclusion: Refractive error after simultaneous surgery on vitreous and cataract may differ dependent on instrumentation, type of IOL, and underlying disease. Formula for choice of IOL power will have to be decided for each institution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1369-1373
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Volume66
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2012

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology

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