Comparison between the refractive results of combined penetrating keratoplasty/transsclerally sutured posterior chamber lens implantation and the triple procedure

Ali R. Djalilian, James E. George, Donald J. Doughman, Edward J. Holland

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Abstract

Purpose. We determined how accurately we could predict the intraocular lens (IOL) power for a combined penetrating keratoplasty and transsclerally sutured posterior chamber lens implantation procedure (PK/TS-SPCL) compared with the Triple procedure (penetrating keratoplasty, extracapsular cataract extraction, and IOL insertion). Methods. We retrospectively evaluated the postoperative refractive results of 27 patients who had undergone PK/TS-SPCL and compared them with those of 46 patients who had undergone a Triple procedure. All patients with a final visual acuity >20/50 who had surgery at the University of Minnesota between January 1988 and December 1993 were included in this study. Results. The mean postoperative deviation from the predicted refractive error was 1.79 D for the Triple group and 1.81 D for the PK/TS-SPCL group (p = 0.95). Sixty-three percent of the Triple patients and 67% of the PK/TS-SPCL patients were within -2.00 D and +2.00 D of their predicted refractive error. As a group, the Triple patients had a mean postoperative keratometry reading of 44.64 compared with 45.58 for the PK/TS- SPCL patients (p = 0.12). Conclusion. These results indicate that our accuracy in predicting the IOL implant power in PK/TS-SPCL is quite comparable with that obtained for the Triple procedure, and our refractive results for each group are quite similar.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-321
Number of pages3
JournalCornea
Volume16
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 1997

Keywords

  • Keratoplasty
  • Posterior chamber lens
  • Refractive outcome
  • Transscleral fixation
  • Triple procedure

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