Patient satisfaction high after bilateral implantation with new trifocal IOL

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Satisfaction was high amongst patients who underwent uncomplicated bilateral cataract surgery with a trifocal IOL (AcrySof PanOptix; Alcon), which provided a high level of spectacle independence at all working distances, according to data presented at the 2021 ASCRS Annual Meeting.

In this prospective single arm, unmasked, non-randomized study, 30 patients were assessed at 1 month and 3 months following implantation.

At 3 months follow-up, 85% of eyes had a refraction within 0.50 D of plano with ≤ 0.50 D of refractive cylinder.

Uncorrected and best distance corrected mean binocular visual acuity was better than 20/25 (logMAR 0.1) at all test distances. Overall, ≥ 90% of patients reported never wearing glasses or wearing them only a little; functioning without glasses; and being “completely” or “mostly” satisfied with their vision without glasses or contact lenses at all working distances or most of the time.

Blehm CG, et al. Evaluating Visual Acuity and Spectacle Independence after Bilateral Implantation of a Trifocal Intraocular Lens. Presented at: 2021 ASCRS Annual Meeting.

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