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Presented by: Ray T. Oyakawa, M.D. Sharper Vision Centers A MEDICAL GROUP Vector-Adjusted NAPA Limbal Relaxing Incision at the time of Cataract Surgery.

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1 Presented by: Ray T. Oyakawa, M.D. Sharper Vision Centers A MEDICAL GROUP Vector-Adjusted NAPA Limbal Relaxing Incision at the time of Cataract Surgery No financial interests ASCRS Chicago 2008

2 Study Design Prospective study of the effectiveness of Limbal Relaxing Incisions (LRIs) at the time of cataract surgery using the PalmScan P2000 Vector-adjustment of the Nichamin Age Pachymeter Adjusted Nomogram (NAPA)

3 Method All patients undergoing premium cataract surgery who had 0.5 or more astigmatism by IOL Master k measurements had a calculation done with the Acrysof Toric Calculator to determine surgically induced changes in axis and astigmatism. All had topography. IOL Master ks were used for the calculations. All patients undergoing premium cataract surgery who had 0.5 or more astigmatism by IOL Master k measurements had a calculation done with the Acrysof Toric Calculator to determine surgically induced changes in axis and astigmatism. All had topography. IOL Master ks were used for the calculations. A 0.5 D surgical induced astigmatism (SIA) was used for the first 14 eyes. A 0.3 D SIA was used for the next 14 eyes after determining SIA in non LRI eyes by using Dr. Warren Hill’s SIA calculator. A 0.5 D surgical induced astigmatism (SIA) was used for the first 14 eyes. A 0.3 D SIA was used for the next 14 eyes after determining SIA in non LRI eyes by using Dr. Warren Hill’s SIA calculator.

4 Method (cont’d) Peripheral cornea thickness measurements were done with the Palmscan using a 50 MHz probe at the slit lamp by the author in eyes which the AcrySof Toric calculator determined astigmatism of >0.75 diopters Peripheral cornea thickness measurements were done with the Palmscan using a 50 MHz probe at the slit lamp by the author in eyes which the AcrySof Toric calculator determined astigmatism of >0.75 diopters

5 Method (cont’d) The Palmscan built in Vector NAPA program was used to determine depth (90% of the thinnest depth in the area of the arc) and axis. The Palmscan built in Vector NAPA program was used to determine depth (90% of the thinnest depth in the area of the arc) and axis.

6 Method (cont’d) 28 consecutive LRIs from 3/16/07 to 12/11/07 are the basis of this study. 28 consecutive LRIs from 3/16/07 to 12/11/07 are the basis of this study. One case from out of the country was not included in the study-inadequate f/u. One case from out of the country was not included in the study-inadequate f/u. 28 eyes of 20 patients 28 eyes of 20 patients 12 Female and 8 male 12 Female and 8 male Average age 72, range 50 to 84 Average age 72, range 50 to 84

7 Patient preop astigmatism Vector-Adjusted astigmatism # eyes diopter range # eyes diopter range to to to to to to to to 2.50

8 Surgery No corneal marks were place in a sitting position. No corneal marks were place in a sitting position. LRIs were done prior to the phaco. LRIs were done prior to the phaco. A Dell marker, and various rings were used to mark axis and arc length. A Master Elite 2 micrometer adjusted LRI blade was used. A Dell marker, and various rings were used to mark axis and arc length. A Master Elite 2 micrometer adjusted LRI blade was used. Bimanual 19 g. phaco with Infinity Ozil using a Sidewinder tip from Mastel Surgical. 27 eyes had the wound enlarged 2.9 mm incision for insertion of the IOL and one eye had the wound enlarged to 2.4 mm. Bimanual 19 g. phaco with Infinity Ozil using a Sidewinder tip from Mastel Surgical. 27 eyes had the wound enlarged 2.9 mm incision for insertion of the IOL and one eye had the wound enlarged to 2.4 mm. 24 Crystalens and 4 ReZooms were implanted. 24 Crystalens and 4 ReZooms were implanted.

9 Blade depth # of arcs blade depth # of arcs blade depth 2 <550 2 < to to to to to to to to 750

10 Results f/u range 78 to 399 days f/u range 78 to 399 days Average days Average days Vision UCVA BCVA (micro-monovision) Vision UCVA BCVA (micro-monovision) 20/ / / / / / / / / / /60, 20/ /60, 20/70 2 One enhancement for 1.25 D residual cylinder. initial treatment for 1.63 D of astigmatism. One enhancement for 1.25 D residual cylinder. initial treatment for 1.63 D of astigmatism. One complication-micro-perforation (blade depth 646) during LRI-did not affect phaco, UVCA 20/20. One complication-micro-perforation (blade depth 646) during LRI-did not affect phaco, UVCA 20/20.

11 Residual astigmatism by manifest astigmatsm # of eyes astigmatsm # of eyes (UCVA 20/20) (UCVA 20/20) enhanced 1 (UCVA 20/30) enhanced 1 (UCVA 20/30) UCVA post enhancement 20/20 UCVA post enhancement 20/20

12 Conclusion Vector-adjusted, NAPA LRIs done concurrently with cataract extraction are 96% effective and safe in treating preoperative astigmatism. Vector-adjusted, NAPA LRIs done concurrently with cataract extraction are 96% effective and safe in treating preoperative astigmatism. We learned in the RK days that we had to be at 90% depth for a good effect. This is probably true for LRIs. 25% of arcs had a blade setting >650 microns. These LRIs would have had less of an effect with a 600 micron fixed depth blade. We learned in the RK days that we had to be at 90% depth for a good effect. This is probably true for LRIs. 25% of arcs had a blade setting >650 microns. These LRIs would have had less of an effect with a 600 micron fixed depth blade. 26% of arcs had blade setting <600 microns and 4% <550 microns. Some of these would have had a perforation with a fixed blade of 600 microns. 26% of arcs had blade setting <600 microns and 4% <550 microns. Some of these would have had a perforation with a fixed blade of 600 microns. Peripheral corneal measure should be done for safety even if a fixed depth blade is used. Peripheral corneal measure should be done for safety even if a fixed depth blade is used.


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