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22nd International Congress of German Ophthalmic Surgeons

18. to 21.06.2009, Nürnberg

Comparative study: Artisan vs Artiflex for the correction of myopia

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  • Camille Budo - Polikliniek Oogheelkunde Sint-Truiden bvba, Sint-Truiden, Belgium

22. Internationaler Kongress der Deutschen Ophthalmochirurgen. Nürnberg, 18.-21.06.2009. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2009. Doc09docWK 5b.26

DOI: 10.3205/09doc167, URN: urn:nbn:de:0183-09doc1672

Published: July 9, 2009

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Purpose: To discuss my experience with the Artisan and Artiflex for the correction of myopia and make a comparative study between both lenses based on my own patient data.

Methods: In my paper I will compare the indications, surgical technique, postoperative results (induced astigmatism, objective and subjective refraction, endothelial cell loss, patient satisfaction, etc) and complications. This study will cover 5 years of experience with both lenses.

Results: My study shows that the Artiflex Lens has less induced astigmatism and faster recuperation for the patient which results in more patient satisfaction. The surgical technique, the refractive results or endothelial cell loss show similar results for both Artisan as Artiflex. The advantages of the Artisan over the Artiflex are its range to correct myopia and that there is never any reaction to the used material (giant cells).

Conclusions: This comparative study between the Artisan and the Artiflex shows an advantage of the Artiflex over the Artisan lens due to less induced astigmatism and faster recuperation for the patient and similar postoperative refractive results. The disadvantages of the Artiflex are its more limited range of correcting power and a possible reaction to the used material (giant cells). Both lenses prove to be safe for the correction of myopia and show excellent results.