Comparison of 2 optical biometers and evaluation of the Camellin-Calossi intraocular lens formula for normal cataractous eyes.J Cataract Refract Surg 2015; 41(11):2366-72JC
To compare the measurements and intraocular lens (IOL) power calculations obtained with an optical biometer (AL-Scan) and partial coherence interferometry (PCI) device (IOLMaster 500), and to evaluate the accuracy of the Camellin-Calossi IOL formula in virgin eyes.
Saiseikai Kurihashi Hospital, Saitama, Japan.
Prospective comparative study.
Measurements were compared from 262 patients (450 eyes) scheduled for cataract surgery. Axial length (AL), keratometry (K), anterior chamber depth (ACD), and number of eyes that were successfully measured were compared. Comparisons were performed of the residual postoperative refractive error with the SRK/T, Haigis, and Camellin-Calossi IOL formulas with optical biometer data. The IOL constant was optimized for 81 eyes that had iSertMicro 251 IOL implantation.
The mean difference in AL between biometers was -0.012 mm ± 0.031 (SD) (P < .0001). Correlation coefficients (r) for AL, keratometry, and ACD were 0.9997, 0.9836, and 0.9571, respectively. The calculated IOL constant for the Camellin-Calossi formula was 119.3. The optimized IOL constant for the SRK/T was 118.8, the same as that of the User Group for Laser Interference Biometry for the PCI device. For the Haigis formula, only a0 was optimized, and it was 1.390. After optimizing the A-constant for the Camellin-Calossi formula, the residual postoperative refractive error of the Camellin-Calossi formula was not statistically significantly different in comparison to those obtainied with the Haigis and SRK/T formulas.
Ocular biometry measurements were equivalent for both devices, indicating that the AL-Scan can be used for routine preoperative cataract assessment. The predictive accuracy of the Camellin-Calossi formula included in the optical biometer was equivalent to common IOL formulas for virgin eyes.
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