Refractive predictive errors using Barrett II, Hoffer-Q, and SRKT formulae for pediatric IOL implantation

Or Shmueli, Nur Azem, Ana Navarrete, Milka Matanis-Suidan, Ran David, Hadas Mechoulam, Irene Anteby*

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Abstract

Purpose: To compare the accuracy of the Barrett II universal (BU II) formula, Hoffer-Q, and SRKT formulae following lensectomy and IOL implantation in a large pediatric cohort. Methods: Retrospective study of children who underwent lensectomy and IOL implantation between 2015 and 2023 at Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel. Results: One hundred and fifty-one eyes of 104 children aged 6.0 ± 3.9 years were included. The mean prediction error (PE) was − 0.08 ± 1.54 diopters (D) with BU II, 0.24 ± 1.46 D with Hoffer-Q, and 0.71 ± 1.92 D with SRKT (P = 0.10). In eyes with axial length (AL) < 22 mm, BU II and Hoffer-Q had a smaller PE than SRKT (P = 0.024). In eyes with AL ≥ 22 mm, BU II had a smaller PE than Hoffer-Q (P = 0.048). In children 24 months or older at surgery, BU II had a smaller PE than SRKT and Hoffer-Q (P = 0.012). However, in younger children, no difference was found between the formulae (P = 0.61). For mean k-values ≥ 44.5 D, BU II and Hoffer-Q had a smaller PE than SRKT (P = 0.002). An absolute prediction error < 1.0 D was obtained with BU II in 66% of eyes and SRKT in 35% (P = 0.01). Conclusions: The BU II formula performed well with a small prediction error. No significant difference in PE was detected overall between the formulae. However, only BU II demonstrated a stable prediction error at varying axial lengths, K-readings, and ages. As the biometric parameters of the developing eye change with growth, the BU II formula offers a reliable and stable option for pediatric IOL calculation.

Original languageAmerican English
JournalGraefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Early online date15 Feb 2024
DOIs
StateE-pub ahead of print - 15 Feb 2024

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Keywords

  • Accuracy
  • Barrett Universal II formula
  • Children
  • Intra-ocular lens power calculation
  • Pediatric cataract
  • Predictive error

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