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Uncorrected visual acuity in children with monofocal pseudophakia

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Session Title: Paediatric Cataract Surgery

Session Date/Time: Monday 07/10/2013 | 16:30-18:00

Paper Time: 17:12

Venue: Forum (Ground Floor)

First Author: : M.Diab SAUDI ARABIA

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Abstract Details


To report uncorrected distance and near visual acuity(VA) in children with monofocal intraocular lens(IOL).


Faculty of medicine Ain Shams Univerity Cairi Egypt and also Magrabi Eye Hospital


Records of children > 5 years age who received monofocal IOL targeted for emmetropia within 1 Diopter(D) spherical equivalent were reviewed. Eyes with other causes of vision worse than 20/40(amblyopia, developmental delay, optic atrophy) were excluded. Vision was tested using M&S system with Snellen equivalent for distance, and standard Jaeger’s near card for near VA. Uncorrected VA for each eye and under binocular conditions and refractive error was recorded.


41 eyes of 25 children had uncorrected distance and near VA recorded. Mean age was 11.2 + 3.6 years. 20 eyes (48.8%) had VA > 20/40 at distance and near, 11 had > 20/40 for distance only, 6 had > 20/40 for near only, and 4 had < 20/40 for distance and near. 30 eyes (70%) had WTR astigmatism. All but 2 eyes (95%) were 20/70 or better distance and near without correction. In children with bilateral pseudophakia, 12/ 16(75%) were 20/40 or better distance and near without correction, with approximately symmetric refractive error (0.2 + 1.2D).


Monofocal IOLs provide good (> 20/40) distance and near uncorrected VA in almost 50% pediatric eyes when the target is within 1 D of emmetropia.

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