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Rutstein, Robert P.; Fullard, Roderick J.; Wilson, Jason A.; Gordon, Adam

Aniseikonia Induced by Cataract Surgery and Its Effect on Binocular Vision

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Abstract/Introduction

Purpose 

This study measured aniseikonia before and after the first and second cataract surgeries in ametropic adults. The relationship of aniseikonia to anisometropia and its effect on stereopsis, ocular alignment, and clinical symptoms were determined.

 

Methods 

Seventeen patients scheduled to have bilateral cataract surgery with 2 diopters or more ametropia participated. Patients were evaluated before cataract surgery and 4 weeks (±1 week) after the first and second surgery. Visual acuity, refractive error, aniseikonia, stereopsis, ocular alignment, and visual symptoms were determined at each visit.


Conclusion/Results

Results 

Aniseikonia increased after the first cataract surgery. The increase in aniseikonia occurred in concert with increased anisometropia and resulted in poorer stereopsis overall. Aniseikonia and anisometropia 1 month (±1 week) after the second cataract surgery returned to near baseline and were associated with better stereopsis. The amount of aniseikonia showed substantial variance and could not be predicted by the amount of induced anisometropia. Changes in ocular alignment were minimal. Statistically significant changes in patient symptoms between study visits were infrequent.

 

Conclusions 

Aniseikonia induced by cataract surgery may not be a substantial problem for ametropic adults with normal binocular vision, at least in the short term.


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Family Vision Care Valencia makes it so easy. Staff is knows what they are doing and Dr. Garbus is thorough and kept me well informed during the exam.


Kristy B.

I have been coming to Family Vision Center for almost 20 years. Dr. Garbus has been able to help my vision when other doctors could not. Now my kids see him as well. I highly recommend this office!


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