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How to improve lifestyle vision in patients with severe corneal irregularities: Small-Aperture Intraocular Lens (IC-8) implantation

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First Author: L.Vicchio ITALY

Co Author(s):    M. Branchetti   F. Franco                 

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The purpose is to consider the impact of small-aperture intraocular lens (IC-8) implantation in eyes with cataract and corneal irregularities. The aim of the surgery is to reduce high order aberrations and to improve quality and quantity of the central visual acuity.


University Hospital of Careggi, Florence, Italy


Eyes with severe corneal irregularities (due to keratoconus, postradial keratotomy, scarring after trauma, previous penetrating keratoplasty) were enrolled. Each patient reported a poor quality vision due to aberrations. We excluded eyes with important diseases that could influence the results (as glaucoma, maculopathy, progressive keratoconus). Conventional phacoemulsification with implantation of IC-8 was performed. The primary endpoint was the best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), visual function questionnaire and the visual field.


Six eyes of four patients (two bilateral implantation) were enrolled. For each patient, BCVA, vision and lifestyle quality were evaluated. In all patient, we registered an improvement in all parameters.


Pinhole IC-8 Lens implant is a safe and useful method to reduce the effect of high order aberrations in irregular cornea.

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