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Published Online:https://doi.org/10.3928/1081-597X-19950101-07Cited by:31

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ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND: Phakic anterior chamber lenses is one of the modalities used to correct high myopia. We report the initial results of our prospective study on the Worst myopia claw intraocular lens (IOL) that is fixated to the anterior iris.

METHODS: We studied 35 eyes in 18 patients with a preoperative myopia ranging frota - ß.00 to -28.00 diopters (D). The follow up ranged from 6 months (n = 15) to 12 months (n=20).

RESULTS: In 26 (74.3%) eyes, the postoperative spherical equivalent refractive error was within 1.00 D of emmetropia. The mean refraction was stable between 1 to 2 months and 12 months. The mean spectacle-corrected visual acuity improved from 20/50 to 20/40. The straylight measurements did not show a significant increase postoperatively (p = .64). The mean endothelial cell loss was 5.6% (range, +6.3% to -22.6%) at 6 months, and 8.9% (range, +0.77% to -23.5%) at 12 months. We did not encounter major complications.

CONCLUSION: Implanting a Worst myopia claw IOL in high myopic eyes resulted in a stable, reasonably accurate refractive outcome. This group of patients will be followed longer because of concern over ocular complications with this technique. [J Refract Surg. 1995;11:16-25.]

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