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Eduardo Labbe, Marcelo Coria, Andres Codriansky, Bernardita Alamos; Phakic STAAR ICL Implantation Since 1996, Followup of a Cohort. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2011;52(14):6203.
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To report the follow-up of a series of patients implanted with the phakic STAAR ICL lens since 1996.
Retrospective analysis of the clinical records of patients who were implanted with ICL phakic IOL between 1996 and 2010.
A total of 156 eyes of 105 Patients were included. The average age at surgery was 36 years and 57% were female. Follow up ranged from 1 to 163 months with a mean follow-up time of 52 months. The mean pre-op spherical equivalent (SE) was -13,37 in myopes, 5 eyes of 3 patients received ICL for hyperopic correction with a mean pre-op SE of 7,18. Mean Post op SE was -1,47 and -0,25 in the Myope and Hyperope groups respectively. The mean pre-op BCVA was 0,26 LogMAR and mean post-op BCVA was 0,06 LogMAR, with 87% gaining one or more lines of BCVA, 0,5% lost one or more lines of BCVA, and 12,5% maintained his BCVA. Adverse event included: Ocular hypertension in 5% of cases, lens opacification in 5% of cases, with only 2,5% of cases being clinically significant at 5 years. There were 2 cases of retinal detachment which represent the only 2 cases were the ICL had to be removed. 2 cases had persistent halos due to ICL displacement, they were replaced with no further complications.
In our series, with a significant number of patients and follow- up, ICL phakic lens seems an effective and safe option in the correction of high refractive errors in young patients who cannot undergo corneal ablation surgery.
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