Characteristics of Astigmatism after MyoRing Implantation



Considering the rising number of MyoRing implantation procedures in keratoconic corneas and the refractive outcomes associated with this treatment modality, this study aimed to evaluate and compare the magnitude and axis orientation of total and corneal astigmatism between before and after MyoRing implantation in 34 eyes of 28 patients with keratoconus (KCN) (mean age: 29.41 ± 7.0 years). The inclusion criterion was a reliable diagnosis of clinical KCN based on corneal biomicroscopic and tomographic findings. The mean total astigmatism of ocular refraction decreased significantly from -4.27 ± 3.15 D (before MyoRing implantation) to -2.18 ± 1.63 D (after MyoRing implantation) (P < 0.001). The mean astigmatism in the anterior and posterior surface of the cornea decreased significantly by 1.16 D (P = 0.001) and 0.24 D (P = 0.009), respectively, after MyoRing implantation. Before MyoRing implantation, the axis orientation of total ocular astigmatism for with-the-rule, oblique, and against-the-rule astigmatism was 21%, 42%, and 37%, respectively; at 6 months after MyoRing implantation, it was 18%, 24%, and 58%, respectively. Before MyoRing implantation, the axis orientation for with-the-rule, against-the-rule, and oblique astigmatism of the anterior surface of the cornea was 59%, 24%, and 17%, respectively; at 6 months after MyoRing implantation, it was 52%, 24%, and 24%, respectively. Before MyoRing implantation, the axis orientation of with-the-rule, oblique, and against-the-rule astigmatism of the posterior surface of the cornea was 68%, 29%, and 3%, respectively; at 6 months after MyoRing implantation, it was 67%, 12%, and 12%, respectively. MyoRing implantation significantly decreased the amount of total, anterior, and posterior corneal astigmatism.


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