Comparison of Postoperative Stability of Intraocular Lenses after Phacovitrectomy for Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment

Ayaka Akiyama, Harumasa Yokota, Hiroshi Aso, Hirotsugu Hanazaki, Masanori Iwasaki, Satoru Yamagami, Taiji Nagaoka

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We retrospectively compared the stability of intraocular lenses (IOLs) routinely used at our institution by measuring IOL position after phacovitrectomy for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD). Patients with RRD who underwent phacovitrectomy with gas tamponade received one of three IOLs: 6-mm, single-piece NS-60YG (NIDEK, 15 eyes); 6-mm, single-piece XY1 (HOYA, 11 eyes); or 7-mm, three-piece X-70 (Santen, 11 eyes). Various parameters associated with the anterior chamber, lens, and IOL were measured by swept-source anterior segment optical coherence tomography (CASIA2; Tomey Corp) before and 1 week and 1 month after surgery. IOL position was determined as follows: IOL position = (postoperative aqueous depth [AQD] − preoperative AQD)/lens thickness. We found no significant difference in axial length between the IOLs (p = 0.97). At 1 week, IOL position was as follows: NS-60YG, 0.32; XY1, 0.24; and X-70, 0.26 (p < 0.05). The respective IOL positions at 1 month were 0.35, 0.27, and 0.28 (p < 0.01). These results indicated the smallest anterior shift with NS-60YG. To replicate the anterior shift of IOL position ex vivo, biomechanical measurement was performed. NS-60YG resisted more displacement force than the other IOLs. Thus, in eyes undergoing phacovitrectomy for RRD, NS-60YG was the most stable of the three IOLs studied.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3438
JournalJournal of Clinical Medicine
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2022


  • gas tamponade
  • intraocular lens
  • phacovitrectomy
  • retinal detachment
  • single-piece intraocular lens
  • three-piece intraocular lens


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