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J Cataract Refract Surg. 2007 Jul;33(7):1267-72.

Intraocular lens centration and visual outcomes after bag-in-the-lens implantation.

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Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To examine the centration and visual outcomes after cataract surgery using the bag-in-the-lens (BIL) implantation technique.

SETTING:

University Hospital Antwerp, Department of Ophthalmology, Edegem, Belgium.

METHODS:

This study comprised 180 eyes of 125 patients who had cataract surgery with implantation of the BIL intraocular lens (IOL) between March 2002 and September 2005. Postoperative data at 5 weeks, 6 months, and 1 year were evaluated. The geometric center of the IOL, measured on a red reflex slitlamp photograph, was compared with the geometric center of the pupil and the limbus.

RESULTS:

The mean decentration compared with the limbus was 0.304 mm+/-0.17 (SD) at a mean angle of -24.9+/-113.3 degrees. Compared with the dilated pupil, the mean deviation was 0.256+/-0.15 mm at a mean angle of -5.2+/-119.0 degrees. The amount of decentration was stable during the postoperative follow-up period. There was no correlation between the amount of decentration and the visual outcomes (pupil: r=-0.07, P=.494; limbus: r=0.11, P=.304).

CONCLUSIONS:

Surgeon-controlled BIL centration was predictable 5 weeks and unchanged 6 months and 1 year postoperatively. It can therefore be concluded that capsular bag healing has no influence on BIL IOL centration over time.

PMID:
17586385
DOI:
10.1016/j.jcrs.2007.03.022
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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