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Table 1 Outcomes of refractive lens exchange (RLE) in myopia and frequency of secondary refractive procedure needed

From: Surgical options for correction of refractive error following cataract surgery

  Number of patients Number of eyes Mean age (years) Formula Before RLE mean SE (D) After RLE mean SE (D) Efficacy Predictability Follow up Secondary refractive procedure (after RLE)
Vicary (1999) [5] 42 42 48.9 (range 22–69) SRK-T −2.9 ± 7.72 (range −0.25 to −23.75) −0.23 (±1.08) 91.6% (±1.00 D) NR Range 2-26 months 16.67% (7 eyes)
- piggyback IOL (3 eyes)
- IOL exchange (4 eyes)
Jose Guell (2003) [6] 30 44 42.8 (range 30–49) SRK-T −15.77 (range −3.5 to −29) −1.05 (range +2.75 to −4.75) 52.7% (±1.00 D)
94.1% (±2.00 D)
NR Range 21–53 months 9.09% (4 eyes)
- LASIK (2 eyes)
- AK (2 eyes)
Horgan (2005) [7] 37 62 45.3 (±9) NR −13.7 (±4.3) (range −7.00 to - 22.75) −1.09 (±1.34) (range +2.00 to −5.375) NR NR Range 9 months to 10 years NR
Joao Arraes (2006) [8] 35 60 50.3 (±10.7) NR −17 −1.7 NR NR 20 months NR
Luis F. Vega (2007) [9] 33 60 Range (45–70) SRK-T −5.56 ± 2.82 (range −0.75 to −11) +0.19 ± 0.37 97% (±1.00 D) 90.9% (±0.50 D) 6 months no
  1. SE = spherical equivalent, RLE = refractive lens exchange, IOL = intraocular lens, LASIK = laser in situ keratomileusis, AK = arcuate keratotomy, NR = not reported.