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Clinical outcome after bilateral implantation of an extended-depth-of-focus IOL

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First Author: C. von Sonnleithner GERMANY

Co Author(s):    D. Pilger   D. Homburg   T. Brockmann   E. Bertelmann           

Abstract Details


The purpose of this study was to assess the clinical outcome after a bilateral implantation of an extended depth of focus (EDOF) intraocular lens (IOL) in comparison to a monofocal IOL.


Department of Ophthalmology, Charité - Medical University Berlin, Germany


A total of 60 eyes of 30 patients were enrolled in this prospective, single-center study. The cataract patients underwent phacoemulsification with bilateral implantation of a Symfony (Abbott Medical Optics, Santa Ana, CA, 15 patients) or a Tecnis ZCB00 (Abbott Medical Optics, Santa Ana, CA, 15 patients). Postoperative evaluations were performed after 1 and 3 months, including visual acuities at far, intermediate and near distance. Mesopic and scotopic vision as well as contrast sensitivity were investigated. Aberrometry was performed using an iTrace aberrometer with a pupil scan size of 5.0 mm.


After three months the Symfony group reached an uncorrected visual acuity at far distance of -0.03 logMar in comparison to -0.06 logMar in the Tecnis group (p=0.225). Regarding the uncorrected vision at intermediate and near distance the following values were obtained: Intermediate visual acuity -0.13 logMar vs. 0.01 logMar (Symfony vs. Tecnis, p<0.05) near visual acuity 0.13 logMar vs. 0.27 logMar (Symfony vs. Tecnis, p<0.05). Low contrast visual acuities were 0.22 logMar vs. 0.19 logMar (Symfony vs. Tecnis, p=0.253).


The Symfony IOL shows promising results. Because of good visual results at far, intermediate and near distance as well as in low contrast vision the Symfony IOL can be regarded as an appropriate alternative to multifocal IOLs.

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