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Angle-supported phakic intraocular lens: rotation stability and corneal endothelial cell density evaluation

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Session Title: Interactive Free Paper Session: Anterior chamber phakic IOLS

Session Date/Time: Tuesday 16/09/2014 | 16:30-18:00

Paper Time: 16:48

Venue: Auditorium

First Author: : R.Matos PORTUGAL

Co Author(s): :    J. Pires   M. Cardoso   P. Gil   M. Mariano     

Abstract Details


To evaluate the rotational stability of an acrylic angle-supported phakic intraocular lens (pIOL) and postoperative changes in corneal endothelial cell density 12 months after lens implantation for correction of moderate to high myopia.


Department of Ophthalmology, Centro Hospitalar do Baixo Vouga, Aveiro, Portugal.


Patients with a history of moderate to high myopia underwent unilateral or bilateral implantation of an acrylic angle-supported PIOL (AcrySof Cachet; Alcon Laboratories, Inc., Fort Worth, TX). All were followed up for 12 months. IOL rotation was assessed using the slit lamp at first week after implantation, 6 and 12 months postoperatively. Noncontact specular microscopy was used to evaluate corneal endothelial cell density at 1, 6 and 12 months postoperatively.


78 eyes of 43 patients with a mean age of 33 years old (ranging from 21 to 51 years) with moderate to high myopia were included in the statistical analysis. All underwent successful IOL implantation and follow-up. A 95% confidence interval was used for the statistical analysis.A mean 12-month rotation of 12,73 ± 14,45 was observed. The overall overall mean percentage change in endothelial cell density 1 year after surgery (0,44% ± 1,16). The Student’s t-test for paired data showed no statistically significant difference between preoperative data and postoperative data for the mean 12-month endothelial cell density (p=0,697) and showed statistically significant difference for the mean 12-month pIOL rotation (p<0,01).


One-year findings showed that the angle-supported pIOL provided moderate rotation stability and safety corneal endothelial cell density in patients with moderate to high myopia.

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