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Dynamic evaluation of the Visian ICL® vault using optical coherence tomography

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Session Title: Phakic IOLs

Session Date/Time: Sunday 23/09/2018 | 08:00-10:00

Paper Time: 09:26

Venue: Room A3, Podium 1

First Author: : I.Silva PORTUGAL

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Abstract Details


To evaluate the Visian ICL® vault under different light conditions and pupil diameters, using Spectralis® anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT). We want to show that the vault is not static and should be seen as a dynamic concept.


The Ophthalmology Department of the Hospital de Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal.


We evaluated 40 eyes of 20 patients 1 month after surgery, measuring the variation in ICL vault with different pupil diameters induced by an external light source.


We found a significant difference in vault size with pupil diameter. There was a mean difference of pupil diameter of 2.2mm from scotopic to photopic conditions, and a mean difference of vault size of 140microns.


It’s important to understand the dynamic nature of the ICL® vault, because that is fundamental for the long-term safety of this IOL. The AS-OCT allows for a simple and fast way to evaluate this variation. The concept of vault interval is a more accurate and comprehensive way to evaluate the dynamic position of this IOL inside the human eye.

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