December 2002
Volume 43, Issue 13
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   December 2002
Changes in Axial Lenght Growth After Cataract Surgery in Children
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • JA Espinoza
    Cataract Surgery Hospital NSTRA Sra De La Luz Mexico City Mexico
  • C Palacio
    Mexico City Mexico
  • L Perdiz
    Mexico City Mexico
  • J Lozano
    Mexico City Mexico
  • R Bonilla
    Mexico City Mexico
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships   J.A. Espinoza, None; C. Palacio , None; L. Perdiz , None; J. Lozano , None; R. Bonilla , None.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science December 2002, Vol.43, 389. doi:
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      JA Espinoza, C Palacio, L Perdiz, J Lozano, R Bonilla; Changes in Axial Lenght Growth After Cataract Surgery in Children . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2002;43(13):389.

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Abstract: : Purpose:To determine if there is any change in the axial length growth following cataract surgery in children. Methods:Twelve eyes ( 7 patients) had its axial length measured before and after cataract surgery and the recorded growth was compared with the expected length for normal eyes. The refractive changes after surgery were reviewed, the first post-operative refraction was compared with the last refraction. Results:The mean growth was 0.408 mm. The mean expected growth for each patient according to the age of surgery and the time between both ecometries is 1.217 mm ( p=0.004). Two patients who underwent monocular cataract surgery had shorter lengths (1-2 mm) in comparison with the fellow eye. Patients younger than 2 years at time of surgery had a little myopic change (1.22 D) the mean time between both refraction records was 8.5 months, patients who underwent surgery after 2 years observed a stable refraction or hypermetropic shift, with a mean time between refractions of 10.8 months. Conclusion:The axial length growth is retarded after lens extraction, this condition modifies the refractive development and must be considered for the IOL power selection in the pediatric population.

Keywords: 338 cataract • 609 treatment outcomes of cataract surgery • 432 imaging methods (CT, FA, ICG, MRI, OCT, RTA, SLO, ultrasound) 

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