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Zoraida Solaiga Gaurisankar, Gwyneth Annemarie Rijn, Simona Veselinovic, Jan-Willem Beenakker, Gregorius P M Luyten; Long-term changes in ocular axial length in adult myopes and hypermetropes after Artisan implantation. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2018;59(9):2135. doi: https://doi.org/.
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To examine the long-term changes of axial length in adults with an Artisan phakic intraocular lens for myopia and hyperopia using a longitudinal study design.
Axial length is measured twice over time in 277 myopic (age 37.8 ± 10.3 years) and 50 hypermetropic eyes (age 41.0 ± 9.3 years). The difference in the two measurements is analyzed and plotted against time between the measurements. The preoperative spherical refraction ranged between -28.00 to +10.75 diopters.
Mean time interval between the two axial length measurements was 130 ± 42 months for myopic eyes and 138 ± 37 months for hypermetropic eyes. Myopic axial length significantly increases over time with 0.036 mm per year (p <0.001). Hyperopic axial length does not change significantly over time.
Axial length in myopic adults after Artisan implantation increases over time with myopisation of ± 1 diopter after 10 years. The axial length in hypermetropic adults does not change over time.
This is an abstract that was submitted for the 2018 ARVO Annual Meeting, held in Honolulu, Hawaii, April 29 - May 3, 2018.
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