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Copenhagen 2016 Registration Programme Exhibitor Information Virtual Exhibition Satellite Meetings Glaucoma Day 2016 Hotel Star Alliance

10 - 14 Sept. 2016, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

This Meeting has been awarded 27 CME credits


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Biometry after ReLEX SMILE

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Session Title: IOL Power Calculations

Session Date/Time: Sunday 11/09/2016 | 16:00-18:00

Paper Time: 17:20

Venue: Hall C2

First Author: : N.Ardjomand AUSTRIA

Co Author(s): :    B. Vidic                    

Abstract Details


Biometry after corneal refractive surgery is still challenging. The main problem is the relative change of the anterior to the posterior surface. RELEX-SMILE is a relatively new technique for correcting myopia and astigmatism. However, biometry after RELEX-SMILE will be challenging for cataract surgeons. Herein we analyzed the data of patients after uncomplicated RELEX-SMILE.


Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University Graz & Ardjomand Eye Surgery, Graz; Austria


10 patients (20 eyes) underwent uneventful RELEX-SMILE (Zeiss, Germany) between April and September 2015. All patients underwent Scheimpflug imaging , refraction and IOL-biometry (IOL-Master, Zeiss, Germany). The average preoperative myopia was -6,6 D.


The average refractive shift was 6,25 D. The average change in corneal power was 4,6 D. Comparing the Equivalent-K-Readings (4.5 mm) with the clinical-history method, there was still a difference of 1.4 D.


Corneal topography and change in the relation between the anterior and posterior surface seem to be different in eyes after RELEX-SMILE and LASIk/PRK. Surgeons should be careful using the established biometry formulas published for LASIK/PRK in eyes which underwent RELEX-SMILE.

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