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Phacoemulsification after deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty

Leccisotti, Antonio, Islam, Tahmina, McGilligan, Victoria and Moore, Tara (2010) Phacoemulsification after deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty. Eur J Ophthalmol, 20 . pp. 680-683. [Journal article]

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Purpose. To evaluate the results of phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation after deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK).Methods. Retrospective, consecutive, noncomparative, single-surgeon series.Results. Sixteen eyes of 16 patients were included (mean age: 51 years). Five eyes had phacoemulsification because of cataract, and 11 eyes for myopic refractive lens exchange. No intraoperative or postoperative complications were noted. Mean spherical equivalent (SE) improved from –8.69 D (SD 3.74) to –0.97 D (SD 1.13). Mean preoperative defocus equivalent (DE) improved from 10.32 D (SD 4.04) to 2.57 D (SD 0.92). Mean preoperative best spectacle-corrected visual acuity improved from 0.48 logMAR (SD 0.60) to 0.13 D (SD 0.005). Mean postoperative uncorrected visual acuity was 0.675 logMAR (SD 0.252). Safety index was 2.33, efficacy index was 0.70, and endothelial cell loss was not significant.Conclusions. Phacoemulsification can provide safe and predictable visual rehabilitation for cataract and refractive errors resulting after DALK.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Stratified Medicine
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Vision
ID Code:13731
Deposited By: Mrs Sharon Shirley
Deposited On:18 May 2010 08:31
Last Modified:15 Oct 2013 14:01

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