Learn more about an open-to-all online database that continuously compiles and optimises IOL constants for optimal implantation outcomes after cataract surgery.
When choosing IOLs for implantation after cataract surgery, surgeons know all too well the challenges of this task and that one power does not fit all, numerous parameters are involved, and in some cases, despite the best of intentions, postoperative surprises have occurred all too frequently during the evolution of the art of choosing the optimal IOL for implantation.
“The patient’s visual needs and the biometry of the individual eye are prime considerations when picking an IOL. The IOL constants are the important components that link the biometric measurements to the expected axial lens position in the eyes. An accurate estimation of this effective lens position is needed to determine which IOL power is best suited for an individual patient,” said Achim Langenbucher, PhD.
The realisation of the complexity of obtaining the best fit led to the development of IOLCon, an open-to-all online database that continuously compiles and optimises IOL constants for optimal implantation outcomes after cataract surgery.
Dr Langenbucher explained that “the concept of IOLCon as an encyclopedic database for IOL specifications is evolving in cooperation with the manufacturers of IOLs and biometry devices as well as with cataract surgeons from all around the world.” Dr Langenbucher is chair of Experimental Ophthalmology, Saarland University, Institute of Experimental Ophthalmology, Homburg/Saar, Germany.
DR Achim Langenbucher, PhD
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Dr Langenbucher has no financial interests in any aspect of this report.