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Table 2 Outcomes of refractive lens exchange (RLE) in hyperopia 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)
Fink (2000) [10]
A < +5 D
B ≥ +5 D
29 A: 26
B: 24
A: 61.9
B: 54.7
Holladay II A: +2.26 ± 0.94
B: +6.32 ± 1.32
B: −0.18 ± 0.73
B: +0.19 ± 1.28
A: 97.3%
B: 98.1%
NR 10 months 14% (7 eyes)
- RK (2 eyes)
- LTK (2 eyes)
- PRK (1 eye)
- AK (1 eye)
-Sutures (1 eye)
Luis F. Vega (2007) [9] 79 158 Range (45–70) Holladay II +3.54 ± 2.49 (range +0.75 to +8.5) +0.23 ± 0.32 NR 96% (±1 D) 6 months no
  1. SE = spherical equivalent, RLE = refractive lens exchange, RK = radial keratotomy, LTK = laser thermal keratoplasty, PRK = photorefractive keratectomy, AK = arcuate keratotomy, LASEK = laser-assisted subepithelial keratectomy, NR = not reported.