Official ESCRS | European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons
London 2014 Registration Visa Letters Programme Satellite Meetings Glaucoma Day 2014 Exhibition Hotel Booking Virtual Exhibition Star Alliance
london escrs

Course handouts are now available
Click here

Come to London


WATCH to find out why

Site updates:

Programme Updates. Programme Overview and - Video Symposium on Challenging Cases now available.


Search Abstracts by author or title
(results will display both Free Papers & Poster)

Intraocular pressure after refractive lens exchange with two techniques of IOL implantation: Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose 2% vs hydro-implantation

Poster Details

First Author: C.Pérez Casaseca SPAIN

Co Author(s):    J. Ramos Navarro   A. Valenzuela   G. Fernandez-Baca Vaca        

Abstract Details


To compare post-operative intraocular pressure (IOP) after intraocular lens (IOL) implantation using hydroxypropylmethylcellulose 2% (HPCM 2%) and hydro-implantation after 24h and a week after refractive lens exchange surgery.


Clínica Baviera, Málaga, Spain


This retrospective study included 78 eyes of 39 patients who had refractive lens exchange. We divided them in two groups: (1) 38 eyes had IOL implantation with HPMC 2% and (2) 40 eyes had IOL hydro-implantation. Post-operative IOP changes were compared with the preoperative IOP of the same group, and between the two groups at 24h and weekly control.


Mean patients age was 55.2 years (SD 6.6), similar in both groups (p-value =0.06). There was no significant difference in mean preoperative IOP (group 1 =16 mmHg, SD 3.2, group 2 = 16.1, SD 2.7, p-value =0.87). The day after the surgery both groups had statistically significant elevation in IOP (p-value=0.01), but without differences between them (IOP in group 1 =18 mmHg and in group 2=18.3 mmHg, p-value=0.73), and returned to preoperative values one week after surgery.


In our study, the use of hydro-implantation to insert the IOL in refractive lens exchange, compared with the use of HPMC 2%, resulted no advantage to prevent IOP elevation postoperatively.

Financial Disclosure:


Back to Poster listing