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Steinwender, G; Shajari, M; Kohnen, T.
Refractive Outcomes After Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery in Eyes With Anterior Chamber Phakic Intraocular Lenses.
J Refract Surg. 2018; 34(5): 338-342.
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Steinwender Gernot

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To report the efficacy, predictability, and safety of femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) in eyes with anterior chamber phakic intraocular lenses (IOLs). This retrospective case series included eyes with previous implantation of an angle-supported and an iris-fixated phakic IOL for the correction of myopia that underwent a combined procedure of phakic IOL ex-plantation and FLACS with in-the-bag implantation of a posterior chamber IOL. Postoperative corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA), predictability of refractive outcome, and occurrence of intraoperative and postoperative complications were analyzed. Ten eyes of 7 patients with significant cataract were included: 5 eyes with an angle-supported foldable hydrophobic phakic IOL, 4 eyes with an angle-supported polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) phakic IOL, and 1 eye with an iris-fixated PMMA phakic IOL. Mean follow-up after FLACS was 8.4 ± 5.8 months. Mean interval between phakic IOL implantation and FLACS was 11.9 ± 4.0 years. After the combined procedure of phakic IOL explantation and FLACS, mean manifest refractive spherical equivalent (MRSE) was -0.11 ± 0.49 diopters (D) and MRSE was within ± 0.75 D of target refraction in all eyes. Four eyes received a toric posterior chamber IOL after phacoemulsification. Mean preoperative CDVA of 0.40 ± 0.23 logMAR improved significantly to 0.22 ± 0.11 logMAR postoperatively (P = .027). No intraoperative or postoperative complications occurred. The results in this series showed that FLACS in eyes with previous implantation of both rigid and foldable anterior chamber phakic IOLs offers good refractive outcomes with a high level of predictability and safety. [J Refract Surg. 2018;34(5):338-342.]. Copyright 2018, SLACK Incorporated.

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