Purpose. To evaluate the long-term graft survival in patients with flexible open-loop anterior chamber intraocular lenses (AC IOL). Methods. We retrospectively reviewed the records of patients with aphakic/pseudophakic bullous keratopathy who underwent penetrating keratoplasty and flexible open-loop AC IOL implantation in our institution from 1983 to 1988. Results. 79 eyes from 77 patients were included in the study. Mean follow-up was 50 months (range 1 to 123 months). At last follow-up 61 eyes (77.2%) had clear grafts. Among them, the visual acuity was = 20/40 in 14 eyes (23.0%), 20/50-20/100 in 22 eyes (36.1%), 20/200-20/400 in 9 eyes (14.8%) and = CF in 16 (26.2%). Increment of glaucoma medications and/or glaucoma surgery was the most frequent complication (37 eyes, 46,8%). Cystoid macular edema was newly diagnosed in 10 eyes (12.7%). Conclusions. Flexible, open-loop anterior chamber lens are a viable option in the treatment of patients with aphakic or pseudophakic bullous keratopathy undergoing penetrating keratoplasty.
|Journal||Investigative ophthalmology & visual science|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Feb 1996|