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T. Kohnen, M. Koss, M. Cichocki; Comparison of Two Models of the Foldable Artiflex Anterior Chamber Phakic Intraocular Lenses Using Scheimpflug Photography . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2006;47(13):611.
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To compare the intraocular positioning of two models of the new foldable Artiflex phakic intraocular lens.
A total of 31 eyes were examined having two different Artiflex models implanted: Group 1 = 15 eyes (Artiflex I), group 2 = 16 eyes (Artiflex II). We used the EAS–1000 Scheimpflug photography to evaluate the eyes following phakic intraocular lens implantation 1 to 6 months postoperatively. Particular attention was given to the distance between the phakic implant and the endothelium as well as between the phakic implant and the anterior lens surface.
The Scheimpflug photography demonstrated a stable position of the two new foldable IOL–models. However, there was a difference in the distance between the posterior surface of the phakic IOL and the anterior human crystalline lens surface.
In this study, a stable position of different new iris–supported phakic IOLs could be demonstrated, however, the distance between the lens implant and the human lens may cause different postoperative outcomes.
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