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J Cataract Refract Surg. 2015 Aug;41(8):1650-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2014.12.053.

Comparison of SRK/T and Haigis formulas for predicting corneal astigmatism correction with toric intraocular lenses.

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1
From the Department of Ophthalmology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea.
2
From the Department of Ophthalmology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea. Electronic address: hyomkim@kumc.or.kr.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To compare the accuracy of the SRK/T and Haigis formulas for predicting corneal astigmatism correction with a toric intraocular lens (IOL).

SETTING:

Department of Ophthalmology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea.

DESIGN:

Retrospective cross-sectional study.

METHODS:

Eyes with an Acrysof toric IOL were enrolled in the study. The corneal plane effective cylinder power of toric IOLs (target induced astigmatism vector [TIA]) predicted by the SRK/T and Haigis formulas were compared with the cylindrical correction achieved postoperatively (surgically induced astigmatism vector [SIA]). The magnitude of error was defined as the difference between the magnitudes of the SIA and TIA. The median absolute magnitudes of error predicted by the SRK/T and Haigis formulas were compared. The median absolute errors predicted by the 2 formulas were also compared.

RESULTS:

The mean postoperative SIA was 1.80 diopters (D) ± 0.55 (SD). The magnitude of error predicted by the SRK/T and Haigis formulas was 0.31 ± 0.40 D and 0.23 ± 0.40 D, respectively. The median absolute magnitude of error predicted by the Haigis formula was statistically significantly smaller than that predicted by the SRK/T formula (P < .001). The median absolute error predicted by the Haigis formula (0.35 D) was also statistically significantly smaller than that predicted by the SRK/T formula (0.43 D) (P = .003).

CONCLUSION:

The Haigis formula was more accurate than the SRK/T formula not only in predicting the refractive outcome but also in predicting corneal astigmatism correction by toric IOLs.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE:

No author has a financial or proprietary interest in any material or method mentioned.

PMID:
26432122
DOI:
10.1016/j.jcrs.2014.12.053
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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