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Korean J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jun;30(3):180-91. doi: 10.3341/kjo.2016.30.3.180. Epub 2016 May 18.

Visual Outcomes, Patient Satisfaction and Spectacle Independence with a Trifocal Diffractive Intraocular Lens.

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1
International Vision Correction and Research Centre (IVCRC) & David J Apple International Laboratory of Ocular Pathology, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany.; International Vision Correction Research Network (IVCRC.net), Heidelberg, Germany.; Augenklinik Ahaus-Raesfeld-Rheine, Gerl Group, Ahaus, Germany.
2
International Vision Correction and Research Centre (IVCRC) & David J Apple International Laboratory of Ocular Pathology, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany.; Department of Ophthalmology, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
3
International Vision Correction Research Network (IVCRC.net), Heidelberg, Germany.; Augenklinik Ahaus-Raesfeld-Rheine, Gerl Group, Ahaus, Germany.
4
International Vision Correction and Research Centre (IVCRC) & David J Apple International Laboratory of Ocular Pathology, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany.; International Vision Correction Research Network (IVCRC.net), Heidelberg, Germany.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To evaluate visual outcomes following implantation of a trifocal diffractive intraocular lens (IOL) and to analyze their correlation with patient satisfaction and ease of performing daily tasks.

METHODS:

This was a prospective study enrolling 100 eyes of 50 patients undergoing cataract surgery with implantation of trifocal IOL AT LISA tri 839MP. Visual and refractive outcomes were evaluated during a 3-month follow-up. Postoperatively, a questionnaire was used to evaluate patient satisfaction with regard to surgical outcome, spectacle independence, perception of photic phenomena, and ease of performing some vision-related activities.

RESULTS:

A total of 91%, 87%, and 79% of eyes achieved a monocular uncorrected distance, near, and intermediate visual acuity of 0.1 logarithm of the minimum angle of resolution or better, respectively. After the surgery, 96% of the patients could perform their daily activities without problems. The mean spectacle independence scores for reading, doing computer work, and for distance were 10.33 ± 12.47, 5.71 ± 11.90, and 3.92 ± 9.77, respectively (scale: 0 = no spectacles needed; 40 = spectacles always needed). No correlation was found between spectacle independence and visual outcome (-0.101 ≤ r ≤ 0.244, p ≥ 0.087). Mean scores (0 = no symptoms; 40 = strong symptoms) for glare at night, ghost images, and halos were 15.15 ± 12.02, 4.49 ± 7.92, and 13.34 ± 10.82, respectively. No correlation was found between photic phenomena and visual outcome (-0.199 ≤ r ≤ 0.209, p ≥ 0.150). A total of 80% of patients reported satisfaction with the surgery outcome, and 86% would recommend the surgery to friends and family.

CONCLUSIONS:

Implantation of the AT LISA tri 839MP IOL after cataract surgery provides effective visual restoration associated with a minimal level of photic phenomena, a positive impact on the performance of vision-related daily activities, and a high level of postoperative patient satisfaction.

KEYWORDS:

Cataract; Presbyopia; Surveys and questionnaire

PMID:
27247517
PMCID:
PMC4878978
DOI:
10.3341/kjo.2016.30.3.180
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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