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Superb maneuvers in keratoconus: an almost perfect vision

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Session Title: Presented Poster Session 14: Phakic IOLs 1

Session Date/Time: Monday 15/09/2014 | 09:30-11:00

Paper Time: 10:00

Venue: Pod 2 (Poster Village)

First Author: : K.Abdelaty SAUDI ARABIA

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To evaluate the safety, predictability, efficacy and reliability of iris-claw intraocular lens (ARTIFLEX) & toric implantable collamer lens (TICL) as a secondary step surgical intervention in the management of moderate and advanced Keratoconus.


Magrabi Riyadh Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


A retrospective monitored interventional case series by single-surgeon composed of 19 eyes from 16 patients diagnosed as having either moderate or advanced Keratoconus. KP was performed on 14 eyes, CXL on 4 eyes and INTACS in one eye. Out of the 14 KP eyes, 10 did PKP, 4 did DLKP and 6 did AK after KP prior to pIOL implantation. Out of 19 eyes, 12 had TICL Implantation & 7 had Myopic Artiflex Implantation.


All the 19 eyes achieved a UCVA of 20/50 or better with mean UDVA of 20/30 + 0.131D from pre-operative mean UCVA of 20/401 + 0.544D. Mean BCVA is 20/23 + 0.118D from 20/106 + 0.605D. Post pIOL mean endothelial cell count is 2301 + 397cc2 indicating an insignificant decrease from pre pIOL mean endothelial cell count of 2314 + 397cc2.


Clinical results indicate that implantation of either iris-claw intraocular lens or toric implantable collamer lens after uneventful Keratoplasty is a viable option that provides excellent refractive outcomes with insignificant endothelial cell loss. Astigmatic Keratotomy is a conventional solution in reducing the post-keratoplasty astigmatism with encouraging refractive predictability. A surgical plan involving several procedures is proven safe and effective with predictable and reliable result.

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