Visual Performance Evaluated in Contralateral, Bilateral Implantation of IC-8 IOL
Patients implanted contralaterally and bilaterally with a small-aperture hydrophobic acrylic intraocular lens (IOL) (IC-8 IOL; AcuFocus) had excellent visual acuity across all distances, according to data published in the Journal of Refractive Surgery.
The prospective, non-randomized, non-comparative study, analyzed data from 10 contralateral patients implanted with a monofocal IOL in one eye and an IC-8 IOL in the other and an additional 10 bilateral patients with an IC-8 IOL implanted in both eyes. Patients were followed for at least 12 months after implantation.
The mean uncorrected and corrected distance binocular acuities were 20/25 or better at all distances. All patients achieved 20/32 or better binocular uncorrected and corrected distance visual acuity at all distances. In bilateral patients, the improvement in binocular uncorrected intermediate and uncorrected near visual acuity was 0.5 to 1 line greater and depth focus range was extended by 0.25 diopters.
In bilateral and contralateral patients, the mean log contrast sensitivity was similar for mesopic without glare and with glare conditions at all spatial frequencies (P > 0.05).
Patients in the bilateral group reported better overall satisfaction.
Ang RE. Visual performance of a small-aperture intraocular lens: first comparison of results after contralateral and bilateral implantation. J Refract Surg. 2020;36(1):12-19.