Comparison of IOL - Master and Ultrasound Biometry in Preoperative Intra Ocular Lens (IOL) Power Calculation

Marija Škara Kolega, Suzana Kovačević, Samir Čanović, Ana Didović Pavičić, Jadranka Katušić Bašić


Postoperative refractive outcome largely depends on the accuracy of calculating power of implanted IOL. Lens power calculation can be done by conventional ultrasound biometry and partial coherence laser interferometry (IOL Master).The aim was to compare the accuracy of IOL power calculations using conventional ultrasound biometry and partial coherence laser interferometry.40 eyes were included in this prospective randomised trial. Twenty eyes underwent IOL master and 20 eyes had aplanation ultrasound biometry. There were included only eyes with age-related cataract and postoperative natural visual acuity (VA) 0.7. Visual acuity was performed 6 weeks after cataract surgery. After 6 weeks best natural visual acuity were 0.9 (±0.1) in IOL-Master group and 0.85 (±0.15) in ultrasound biometry. The postoperative mean absolute refractive error was 0.75 (±0.5) D for ultrasound biometry and 0.50 (±0.50) D for IOL-Master. Optical biometry with the IOL-Master proved to be slightly more accurate than ultrasound biometry for IOL power calculation.


IOL Master, ultrasound biometry, IOL power calculation

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