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Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2012 Sep 4;92(33):2339-44.

[Assessments of total corneal power and intraocular lens power in post-LASIK eyes].

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Wenzhou Medical College, Wenzhou, China.



To compare the different evaluations of corneal power in post-laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) eyes and assess the accuracy and differences of intraocular lens (IOL) power prediction with corneal powers through different calculation methods.


For this prospective study, 71 eyes of 39 candidates undergoing LASIK and 3 months later returning for reexamination were included. All subjects were divided into 2 groups according to the axial length: Group A (23.46 - 25.97 mm) 44 eyes, Group B (26.00 - 28.52 mm) 27 eyes. The ranges of spherical equivalents were -1.75 - -9.50 D with an average of (-4.82 ± 1.98) D. Subjective refraction and Pentacam Scheimpflug analyzer were performed at pre-operation and subjective refraction, IOLMaster and Galilei II dual Scheimpflug analyzer at over 3 months post-operation. The following values were obtained: SimK by Galilei II dual Scheimpflug analyzer, Kn calculated with Gaussion thick lens formula, Kray with ray tracing method, Kchm calculated with clinical history method and Km by IOLMaster. Repeated measures analysis of variance analyze the differences between SimK, Kn, Kray, Km and Kchm. Repeated measurement analysis of variance was employed to analyze the differences between SimK, Kn, Kray, Km combining intraocular lens power formula and Kchm combining intraocular lens power formula. Pearson's analysis was performed to analyze the correlations between SimK, Kn, Kray, Km and Kchm. Those combining with formulas for IOL power calculations were also analyzed. P < 0.05 indicated statistical significance.


The values of SimK, Kn, Kray, Km and Kchm were (39.02 ± 1.8), (37.8 ± 1.51), (36.8 ± 1.84), (39.18 ± 1.75) and (38.55 ± 1.83) D respectively. The differences between SimK, Kn, Kray, Km and Kchm had statistical significances (P < 0.01). High correlations existed between SimK, Kn, Kray, Km and Kchm (r > 0.9, P < 0.01). In the same IOL formula, Kray had the highest IOL power value, Kn followed, Kchm the third, SimK and Km the smallest. Among the IOL formulas, Haigis-L and Haigis predicted the highest IOL power, HofferQ followed, Holladay the third and SRK/T the smallest.


Kn/Kray combining with Haigis formula may be a new and effective method for predicting the IOL power in post-LASIK eyes.

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