Accuracy of intraocular lens calculations in eyes with keratoconus

Magali M.S. Vandevenne*, Valentijn S.C. Webers, Maartje H.M. Segers, Tos T.J.M. Berendschot, David Zadok, Mor M. Dickman, Rudy M.M.A. Nuijts, Adi Abulafia

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To compare the prediction accuracy of the Barrett True-K for keratoconus with standard formulas (SRK/T, Barrett Universal II, and Kane) and the Kane keratoconus formula.Setting:Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel, and University Eye Clinic, Maastricht, the Netherlands.Design:Multicenter retrospective case series.Methods:Eyes with stable keratoconus undergoing cataract surgery were included. The predicted refractions were calculated for SRK/T, Barrett Universal II, Barrett True-K for keratoconus (predicted and measured), Kane, and Kane adjusted for keratoconus formulas. Primary outcomes were prediction error (PE), absolute error (AE), and percentage of eyes with PE ±0.25 diopters (D), ±0.50 D, and ±1.00 D. Subgroup analyses were performed based on the severity of the keratoconus.Results:57 eyes were included in the study. The PE was not significantly different from zero for SRK/T, Barrett True-K (predicted and measured), and Kane keratoconus formulas (range 0.09 to 0.22 D, P >.05). The AE of Barrett True-K predicted (median 0.14 D) and Barrett True-K measured (median 0.10 D) were significantly lower from Barrett Universal II (median 0.47 D) and Kane (median 0.50 D), P <.001.Conclusions:The Barrett True-K formulas for keratoconus had higher prediction accuracy as compared with new generation formulas and a similar prediction accuracy as compared with the Kane keratoconus formula.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-233
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2023
Externally publishedYes


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