New device may better predict post-cataract surgery visual acuity

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — The Kylstra-Richter SCALE was found to be superior in predicting visual acuity after cataract surgery compared with the Guyton-Minkowski potential acuity meter, according to a study presented here.“The Kylstra-Richter SCALE is a friction-fit lens guard, which holds a 20 D condensing lens in place, and about 5 cm anterior to that is a transparent [ETDRS] eye chart, which is on an adjustable focal length for emmetropic patients,” Jan A. Kylstra, MD, said at Kiawah Eye 2013.

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