To determine the accuracy of intraocular lens (IOL) power calculations and to suggest adjusted constants for implantation of ultraviolet light-adjustable IOLs.
Center for Vision Science, Ruhr University Eye Clinic, Bochum, Germany.
Eyes with a visually significant cataract that had phacoemulsification with implantation of a light-adjustable IOL were evaluated. IOLMaster measurements were performed before phacoemulsification and IOL implantation and 4 weeks after surgery before the first adjustment of the IOL. The difference in the expected refraction and estimation error was studied.
The study evaluated 125 eyes. Using the surgical constants provided by the manufacturer of the light-adjustable IOL, the SRK/T formula gave a more hyperopic refraction than the Hoffer Q and Holladay 1 formulas. The mean error of prediction was 0.93 diopter (D) ± 0.69 (SD), 0.91 ± 0.63 D, and 0.86 ± 0.65 D, respectively. The corresponding mean absolute error of prediction was 0.98 ± 0.61 D, 0.93 ± 0.61 D, and 0.90 ± 0.59 D, respectively. With optimized constants for the formulas, the mean error of prediction was 0.00 ± 0.63 D for Hoffer Q, 0.00 ± 0.64 D for Holladay 1, and 0.00 ± 0.66 D for SRK/T.
The expected refraction after phacoemulsification and implantation of a light-adjustable IOL toward the hyperopic side of the desired refraction could be considered when using the optimized constants for all formulas.
No author has a financial or proprietary interest in any material or method mentioned.