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Eye Vis (Lond). 2015 Apr 2;2:7. doi: 10.1186/s40662-015-0017-3. eCollection 2015.

Intraocular lens power calculation following laser refractive surgery.

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1
Vision Eye Institute, Level 3 270 Avenue Chatwood, Victoria, NSW Australia ; Save Sight Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW Australia.
2
Flinders University, Bedford Park, Adelaide, South Australia Australia ; Wenzhou Medical College, Wenzhou, Zhejiang China.
3
Vision Eye Institute, Level 3 270 Avenue Chatwood, Victoria, NSW Australia ; School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
4
Vision Eye Institute, Level 3 270 Avenue Chatwood, Victoria, NSW Australia ; University College Dublin, Montrose, Dublin Ireland.

Abstract

Refractive outcomes following cataract surgery in patients that have previously undergone laser refractive surgery have traditionally been underwhelming. This is related to several key issues including the preoperative assessment (keratometry) and intraocular lens power calculations. Peer-reviewed literature is overwhelmed by the influx of methodology to manipulate the corneal or intraocular lens (IOL) powers following refractive surgery. This would suggest that the optimal derivative formula has yet been introduced. This review discusses the problems facing surgeons approaching IOL calculations in these post-refractive laser patients, the existing formulae and programs to address these concerns. Prior published outcomes will be reviewed.

KEYWORDS:

Cataract; Intraocular lens calculations; Laser refractive surgery

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