IT IS ESTIMATED that a million or more patients undergo corneal refractive surgery each year. Because the majority of these patients have myopia, and patients with myopia develop cataracts at a much earlier age than patients with emmetropia or hyperopia,1,2 intraocular lens (IOL) power calculation for these eyes will become increasingly problematic for all cataract surgeons.
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