Objectives: The aim was to examine efficacy and safety after Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) implantation for correction of myopia et myopic astigmatism. Methods: This prospective clinical study included 28 eyes of 16 patients which underwent implantation of ICL for correction of myopia up to -18,00 diopters (D) and myopic astigmatism up to -6,00 D in the Eye Clinic Svjetlost Sarajevo, from January 2013 to January 2016. Uncorrected distance visual acuity (UDVA), spherical equivalent (SE), corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA), intraocular pressure (IOP), endothelial cell (EC) density were evaluated at one, six and twelve months. For statistical analysis SPSS for Windows and Microsoft Excel were used. Results: Out of 16 patients, with mean age of 28,21 ± 4,06 years, 12 of them had binocular and 4 of them had monocular procedure. After 12 months mean UDVA was 0,76 ± 0,16 compared to UDVA 0,04 ± 0,03 preoperatively. Mean SE preoperatively was -0,21 ± 0,27 D compared to -9,52 ± 3,69 D preoperatively. At 12 months one eye (3,57%) lost 2 Snellen lines. In this study 8 eyes (28,57%) gained 1 line, 5 eyes gained (17,56%) 2 lines, and 3 eyes (10,72%) gained 3 lines. EC loss was 5,50±4.71% after 12 months. There was no significant change of IOP by the end of 12 months follow up period. One haptic crack was reported as the only intraoperative complication. Three postoperative complications were: two lens rotations and one retinal detachment. Conclusion: Implantation of ICL is an effective and safe method for reducing or correcting myopia and myopic astigmatism.
implantable collamer lens;myopia;myopic astigmatism