Refractive outcomes following cataract surgery in patients who have had myopic laser vision correction.



Chean, Chung Shen ORCID: 0000-0002-1625-4078, Aw Yong, Boon Kang, Comely, Samuel, Maleedy, Deena, Kaye, Stephen ORCID: 0000-0003-0390-0592, Batterbury, Mark, Romano, Vito ORCID: 0000-0002-5148-7643, Arbabi, Esmaeil and Hu, Victor
(2019) Refractive outcomes following cataract surgery in patients who have had myopic laser vision correction. BMJ Open Ophthalmology, 4 (1). e000242 - ?.

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Abstract

Objective:Prediction errors are increased among patients presenting for cataract surgery post laser vision correction (LVC) as biometric relationships are altered. We investigated the prediction errors of five formulae among these patients. Methods and analysis:The intended refractive error was calculated as a sphero-cylinder and as a spherical equivalent for analysis. For determining the difference between the intended and postoperative refractive error, data were transformed into components of Long's formalism, before changing into sphero-cylinder notation. These differences in refractive errors were compared between the five formulae and to that of a control group using a Kruskal-Wallis test. An F-test was used to compare the variances of the difference distributions. Results:22 eyes post LVC and 19 control eyes were included for analysis. Comparing both groups, there were significant differences in the postoperative refractive error (p=0.038). The differences between the intended and postoperative refractive error were greater in post LVC eyes than control eyes (p=0.012), irrespective of the calculation method for the intended refractive error (p<0.01). The mean difference between the intended and postoperative refractive error was relatively small, but its variance was significantly greater among post LVC eyes than control eyes (p<0.01). Among post LVC eyes, there were no significant differences between the mean intended target refraction and between the intended and postoperative refractive error using five biometry formulae (p=0.76). Conclusion:Biometry calculations were less precise for patients who had LVC than patients without LVC. No particular biometry formula appears to be superior among patients post LVC.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2019 11:22
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2019 23:10
DOI: 10.1136/bmjophth-2018-000242
URI: http://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3051193
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