Relationship between preoperative axial length and myopic shift over 3 years after congenital cataract surgery with primary intraocular lens implantation at the National Institute of Ophthalmology of Peru, 2007–2011

Diego Valera Cornejo, abel flores boza
  • Clinical Ophthalmology, February 2018, Dove Medical Press
  • DOI: 10.2147/opth.s152560

AXIAL LENGTH AND MYOPIC SHIFT AFTER CONGENITAL CATARACT SURGERY WITH PRIMARY IOL IMPLANTATION

What is it about?

After cataract surgery and primary intraocular lens implantation in congenital cataracts, the eye of the child continues to grow (myopic shift), we believed that smaller eyes could grow more (hence a greater myopic shift).

Why is it important?

We are looking for factors that are related to greater myopic shift, in children with primary intraocular lens implantation after cataract surgery, we believed that maybe smaller eyes could grow more and had a greater myopic shift.

Perspectives

MD Diego A. Valera-Cornejo
Vista Clinic

In bilateral cataracts, a tendency to greater myopic shift with smaller axial lengths was found; hence, this variable should be investigated more in this group. Unilateral cataracts had a greater myopic shift over 3 years.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/opth.s152560

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