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Pseudophakic monovision: does ocular dominance matter?

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Session Title: Cataract Surgery Outcomes / Femto

Session Date/Time: Monday 15/09/2014 | 08:00-10:30

Paper Time: 10:09

Venue: Auditorium

First Author: : E.Patsoura GREECE

Co Author(s): :    B. Neureither   K. Diamantopoulou   S. Georgaras        

Abstract Details

Purpose:

We conducted a study to assess if respecting ocular dominance in pseudophakic monovision patients has an effect on their visual performance.

Setting:

Ophthalmos Research and Therapeutic Institute, Athens, Greece. Ygeia Hospita, Athens, Greece

Methods:

Prospective study including 106 patients that underwent bilateral cataract surgery between 2012-2013 First eye was targeted to emmetropia, second to myopia irrespective of ocular dominance.Patients were divided into to groups: Group 1: 59 patients with traditional monovision Group 2 : 47 patients with crossed monovision Patients in both groups were further divided in to three subgroups based on amount of myopia created (near corrected eye).

Results:

There was no difference in UDVA and UNVA between the two main groups and the corresponding subgroups. Both groups performed similarly except from television watching that was easier for group 1 (p=0,039). There was no statistically significant difference in visual performance between the subgroups.As a secondary outcome we found the mean amount of anisometropia related to no difficulty in the various activities to be 1,50D.

Conclusions:

We found no significant difference between the conventional and the crossed monovision groups suggesting that not respecting ocular dominance in cataract surgery may not affect patient's visual performance.

Financial Interest:

NONE

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