Types of intraocular lenses for cataract surgery in eyes with uveitis.

Theresa G. Leung, Kristina Lindsley, Irene C Kuo

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Cataract formation often occurs in people with uveitis. It is unclear which intraocular lens (IOL) type is optimal for use in cataract surgery for eyes with uveitis. To summarize the effects of different IOLs on decentration (RR 0.92, 95% CI 0.06 to 14.22).Two intra-individual months' follow-up (RR 0.50, 95% CI 0.05 to 5.22).None of the included studies reported quality of life outcomes. Based on the trials identified in this review, there is uncertainty as to which type of IOL provides the best visual and clinical outcomes in people with uveitis undergoing cataract surgery. The studies were small, not all lens materials were compared in all studies, and not all lens materials were available in all study sites. Evidence of a superior effect of hydrophobic acrylic lenses over silicone lenses, specifically for posterior synechiae outcomes comes from a single study at a high risk of performance and detection bias. However, due to small sample sizes and heterogeneity in outcome reporting, we found insufficient information to assess these and other types of IOL materials for cataract surgery for eyes with uveitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalThe Cochrane database of systematic reviews
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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