Intraocular lens calculation in a patient with previous penetrating keratoplasty and LASIK

Sean D. Adrean, Charles Reilly, Mark J Mannis

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Purpose: To report a case of a patient who underwent cataract extraction with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation after previous penetrating keratoplasty (PK) followed by laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). Methods: Case report and literature review of cataract surgery after PK and LASIK. Cataract surgery was successfully performed in a patient with previous PK and LASIK. This paper outlines our method of calculating the correct power IOL for implant. Results: The patient's 1-month postoperative uncorrected visual acuity was 20/70 and best spectacle-corrected visual acuity was 20/30+ with -0.75 +0.50 × 180. Conclusions: We report the case of a patient with cataract extraction with IOL implantation after PK and LASIK as well as a description of the method used to calculate IOL power after PK and LASIK. While the IOL selection can be difficult, using the appropriate nomogram can result in good visual outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)629-631
Number of pages3
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jul 2005


  • Cataract
  • Intraocular lens calculation
  • Laser in situ keratomileusis
  • Penetrating keratoplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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