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A comparative look between presbyopia correcting hydrogel corneal inlay and monovision LASIK

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Session Title: Intracorneal Inlays for Presbyopia

Session Date/Time: Tuesday 08/09/2015 | 16:00-18:00

Paper Time: 17:06

Venue: Main Auditorium

First Author: : C.Verdoorn THE NETHERLANDS

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To report my commercial experience with Raindrop Near Vision Inlay for the treatment of presbyopia and to compare retrospectively with my monovision LASIK (MonoLasik) patients.


Lasikcentrum Oogkliniek , Boxtel, The Netherlands.


Sixteen (n=16) patients were implanted with the Raindrop Inlay after creating a corneal flap of 150 microns with IntraLase femtosecond laser. Concurrent laser ablation was performed on 10 patients with a targeted refraction of +0.75 D in the inlay eye. Fifteen (n=15) previously treated MonoLasik patients were selected as a comparative group. MonoLasik treatment was targeted for non-dominant eye between -0.75 D to -1.50 D. Visual acuities for far and near, patient satisfaction, stereopsis and spectacle independence were measured.


All Raindrop patients achieved binocular uncorrected distance of 1.0 or better compared to 93% for MonoLasik. 87% of the Raindrop and 53% of the MonoLasik patients achieve binocular uncorrected near 1.0 or better. Monocularly in the treated eye, UDVA was better in the Raindrop group with 74% achieving 0.6 or better compared to 40% in the MonoLasik group. Raindrop group exhibited better stereopsis (Raindrop: 98 secs vs. MonoLasik: 286 secs) and spectacle independence for near (Raindrop: 86% vs. MonoLasik: 80% never or rarely needing readers).


In my experience, the Raindrop Inlay provides better binocular near vision improvement compared to MonoLasik, with less monocular distance vision impairment and better stereopsis. Raindrop is a viable commercial product for the correction of presbyopia in my practice.

Financial Interest:

One of the authors travel has been funded, fully or partially, by a company producing, developing or supplying the product or procedure presented

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