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Improving accuracy for intraocular lens selection in cataract surgery

Brandsdorfer, Ari; Kang, Joann, J.

Current Opinion in Ophthalmology: July 2018 - Volume 29 - Issue 4 - p 323–327
doi: 10.1097/ICU.0000000000000493
REFRACTIVE SURGERY: Edited by Jimmy K. Lee

Purpose of review To perform a literature review of articles published between 2016 and 2017 to assess recent advances in intraocular lens (IOL) selection.

Recent findings A literature review revealed five areas of recent study including advances in biometric technology, formula selection for challenging eyes, accurate astigmatic correction, adjustment of IOL calculations for postrefractive eyes with and without prerefractive surgery data, and use of intraoperative IOL calculations.

Summary As cataract surgery continues to be one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the United States, it is important to ensure that the most accurate technology, IOL formula, and surgical planning is utilized.

Department of Ophthalmology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York, USA

Correspondence to Joann J. Kang, MD, Montefiore Medical Center, 3332 Rochambeau Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467, USA. Tel: +1 718 920 2020; fax: +718 881 5439; e-mail:

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