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Ophthalmology. 1992 Aug;99(8):1270-7.

Aniseikonia and stereoacuity in pseudophakic patients. Unilateral and bilateral cases.

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Schepens Eye Research Institute, Boston, MA 02114.



To evaluate the efficacy of intraocular lens (IOL) implant procedures, analyzing visual function of the operated eyes and the resulting binocular vision.


The authors measured aniseikonia and stereoacuity in patients with both bilateral and unilateral posterior chamber intraocular lenses (PC IOLs). The aniseikonia was measured with the New Aniseikonia Test; the stereoacuity was evaluated with the Titmus Stereotest.


In 41 patients with bilateral PC IOLs, aniseikonia measured with the New Aniseikonia Test ranged from 0% to 4% (mean, 0.76%; standard deviation = 1.04%). The average stereoacuity evaluated with the Titmus test was 7.68 circles (less than 60 seconds; range, greater than 800 to 40 seconds of arc), with 36 of 41 patients (87.8%) showing a stereoacuity less than or equal to 100 seconds of arc. In 37 patients with unilateral PC IOLs, the aniseikonia ranged from 0% to 6% (mean, 0.97%; standard deviation = 1.13%). Their stereoacuity also ranged from greater than 800 to 40 seconds (mean, 7.67 circles) (less than 60 seconds). In this group, 34 of 37 (91.8%) patients showed a stereoacuity less than or equal to 100 seconds of arc.


Although the problem of aniseikonia still remains, a significant number of patients attain good binocular function after unilateral and bilateral PC IOL implantation.

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