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An Australian experience with the combination of laser-cataract surgery and a new bifocal IOL

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First Author: K.Meades AUSTRALIA

Co Author(s):    C. Balachandran   A. Siu           

Abstract Details



Purpose:

To determine the efficacy and safety of combining a femtosecond laser to assist cataract surgery in the implantation of a new bifocal lens.

Setting:

Sydney, Australia

Methods:

100 Patients were carefully assessed and selected to have a bifocal IOL (MPlus by Oculentis) implanted after cataract surgery. 50 patients underwent traditional cataract surgery and 50 patients underwent femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery. Uncorrected distance, reading and intermediate vision was recorded pre and post-operatively.

Results:

At the 1 months post operative visit, patients from the laser group had a mean uncorrected distance vision of -0.01ḟ0.10 and mean uncorrected near vision at N8. 92.9% of patients could read 6/6 uncorrected in the distance. In the non-laser group the mean uncorrected distance vision was 0.04ḟ0.19 and mean uncorrected near vision was N8. 70.53% of patients could read 6/6 uncorrected in the distance.

Conclusions:

Femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery in combination with a bifocal IOL appears to be an effective and viable option to improve distance and near vision in presbyopic patients with cataracts with faster recovery than compared to conventional manual surgery.

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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