A new central - Peripheral corneal curvature method for intraocular lens power calculation after excimer laser refractive surgery

Megumi Saiki, Kazuno Negishi, Naoko Kato, Hiroyuki Arai, Ikuko Toda, Hidemasa Torii, Murat Dogru, Kazuo Tsubota

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Purpose: To propose the central-peripheral (C-P) method, which requires no data history to calculate intraocular lens (IOL) powers for eyes that underwent laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), and compare the accuracy of the C-P method with other IOL formulas for eyes after LASIK. Methods: Sixteen patients with cataract (25 eyes) who underwent myopic LASIK were analysed retrospectively. The C-P method is a modified double-K method using the SRK/T formula, in which the estimated pre-LASIK keratometric power calculated from the post-LASIK peripheral anterior sagittal power (also called the axial power) is used for the Kpre in the double-K method using the SRK/T formula, and the post-LASIK anterior sagittal power is used for the Kpost. We compared the accuracy of the C-P method with other popular IOL calculation formulas for use in eyes after LASIK. Results: The median values of the arithmetic and absolute prediction errors with the C-P method were 0.11 diopter (D) (range, -1.67 to 1.97 D) and 0.55 D (range, 0.02-1.97 D), respectively. The prediction error using the C-P method was within ±0.5 D in 48% of eyes, within -1.0 to +0.5 D in 60% of eyes, and within ±1.0 D in 68% of eyes. The C-P method resulted in a significantly higher percentage of eyes within ±0.5 D than the BESSt formula, Shammas-PL formula, true net power method, double-K method using 43.5 D for Kpre, and Feiz-Mannis method. Conclusion: The C-P method may be a good option for calculating IOL powers in eyes undergoing cataract surgery after LASIK when the preoperative LASIK data are unavailable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e133-e139
JournalActa ophthalmologica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Mar 1



  • LASIK-central-peripheral corneal curvature
  • intraocular lens power calculation
  • refractive surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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