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102. Jahrestagung der DOG

Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft e. V.

23. bis 26.09.2004, Berlin

Surgically-induced astigmatism after post-limbal and scleral tunnel incisions for the implantation of iris-fixated intraocular lenses

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  • corresponding author T. Kasper - Department of Ophthalmology, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main
  • T. Kohnen - Department of Ophthalmology, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main

Evidenzbasierte Medizin - Anspruch und Wirklichkeit. 102. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft. Berlin, 23.-26.09.2004. Düsseldorf, Köln: German Medical Science; 2004. Doc04dogSO.04.01

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Veröffentlicht: 22. September 2004

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Objective

By varying the distance of the incision to the limbus, the surgical induced astigmatism after intraocular lens (IOL) implantation is influenced.

Methods

In a retrospective study, in 42 eyes of 23 patients (mean age: 35 years) iris-fixated IOLs (Artisan, Ophtec) with 6 mm optical diameter and mean power of -10.6 dpt (-6.5 to -15.5 dpt) were implanted. All implantations were performed through a 6 mm incision at 12 o'clock, either as posterior limbal incision, scleral tunnel incision with 0.5 - 0.75 mm or 1 - 2 mm distance to the limbus. After one month, we determined the amount of surgical induced astigmatism with the Holladay-Cravy-Koch formula, based on videokeratometric measurements. For statistical analysis the Kruskal-Wallis-test was used.

Results

The median amount of surgical induced astigmatism for the posterior limbal incision was 2.02 dpt (n=14), for scleral tunnel with 0.5 - 0.75 mm distance to the limbus 1.29 dpt (n=17) and for scleral tunnel with 1 - 2 mm distance 1.17 dpt (n=11).

Conclusions

In comparison to implantations of Artisan IOLs through posterior limbal incisions, surgical induced astigmatism can distinctly be reduced by implanting the IOL through scleral tunnel incision with 0.5 - 2 mm distance to the limbus.