J Korean Ophthalmol Soc > Volume 60(10); 2019 > Article
Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 2019;60(10):959-965.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/jkos.2019.60.10.959    Published online October 15, 2019.
The Changes of Anterior Chamber Depth and Refractive Errors after Phacovitrectomy with Posterior Capsulotomy.
Woong Sun Yoo, Jin Seok Seo, Ji Sung Jeong, Min Ho Shin, Seong Jae Kim, In Young Chung
1Department of Ophthalmology, Gyeongsang National University College of Medicine, Jinju, Korea. in0chung@hanmail.net
2Department of Ophthalmology, Gyeongsang National University Hospital, Jinju, Korea.
3Health Science Institute, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea.
4Department of Ophthalmology, Chosun University College of Medicine, Gwangju, Korea.
유리체절제술과 백내장병합수술 시 동시 시행한 후낭절개술 후 앞방 깊이와 굴절력 변화
유웅선1,2,3 · 서진석1,2 · 정지성1,2 · 신민호4 · 김성재1,2,3 · 정인영1,2,3
경상대학교 의과대학 안과학교실1, 경상대학교병원 안과2, 경상대학교 건강과학연구원3, 조선대학교 의과대학 안과학교실4
Correspondence:  In Young Chung,
Email: in0chung@hanmail.net
Received: 3 January 2019   • Revised: 24 February 2019   • Accepted: 24 September 2019
To evaluate the changes in anterior chamber depth (ACD) and refractive error after combined phacovitrectomy with posterior capsulotomy using a vitrectomy probe. METHODS: In 20 eyes of 20 patients who underwent combined phacovitrectomy with posterior capsulotomy using a vitrectomy probe, the ACD was measured with Scheimpflug imaging (Pentacam®, OCULUS Optikgeräte GmbH, Wetzlar, Germany) preoperatively and postoperatively. We compared the preoperative desired refraction and postoperative refraction using an autokeratorefractometor. RESULTS: The preoperative ACD was 2.58 ± 0.248 mm; the ACD significantly increased in 1 month postoperatively to 3.65 ± 0.475 mm (p < 0.001), and it was maintained as 3.70 ± 0.452 mm (p = 0.213) at 3 months postoperatively. The preoperative target spherical equivalent was −0.60 ± 0.809 diopters (D). Myopic shifting was noticed at 1 month postoperatively as −1.45 ± 1.252 D, and it changed between 1 month and 3 months postoperatively (−1.48 ± 1.235 D at 3 months postoperatively was not statistically significant). There was no increased intraocular pressure or intraocular lens-related complication. CONCLUSIONS: Phacovitrectomy with posterior capsulotomy using a vitrectomy probe might be a useful way to stabilize the axial position of an intraocular lens without constriction of the capsular bag. However, using this procedure, the surgeon must consider the possibility of myopic shifting in the postoperative refractive error.
Key Words: Anterior chamber;Posterior capsulotomy;Refractive error;Vitrectomy

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