Long-term efficiency of cataract surgery with hydrophilic acrylic Ioflex intraocular lens

Long-term efficiency of cataract surgery with hydrophilic acrylic Ioflex intraocular lens

Author Jorge, Priscilla A. Google Scholar
Koch, Camila Ribeiro Google Scholar
Jorge, Delano Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Kara-Junior, Newton Google Scholar
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficiency of long-term cataract surgery using low-cost intraocular lens implantation in community campaigns. METHODS: Fifty-eight randomly selected patients were evaluated four years after phacoemulsification and Ioflex intraocular lens implantation. Causes of low visual acuity related to the intraocular lens were evaluated, and treatment costs were calculated. RESULTS: The mean age of patients was 72 +/- 10.2 years. Four years after surgery, 25 eyes (43.0%) had decreased visual acuity related to the intraocular lens: posterior capsule opacification was noted in 24 eyes (41.3%), and intraocular lens opacification was noted in one eye (1.7%). The total cost of the post-surgical complication treatments represented 6.3% of the initial budget of the entire surgical patient group. CONCLUSIONS: The efficiency of cataract surgery with low-cost Ioflex intraocular lens implantation was significantly reduced in a long-term follow-up study because postoperative complications related to intraocular lenses emerged at higher rates than when the gold-standard treatment was used.
Keywords Cataract
Lenses
Intraocular
Economics
Postoperative Complications
Cost and Cost Analysis
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Sao Paulo
Language English
Date 2017
Published in Clinics. Sao Paulo, v. 72, n. 9, p. 543-546, 2017.
ISSN 1807-5932 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Hospital Clinicas, Univ Sao Paulo
Extent 543-546
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.6061/clinics/2017(09)04
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000413649800004
SciELO ID S1807-59322017000900543 (statistics in SciELO)
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/57267

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