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Posterior capsule opacification of two hydrophobic acrylic intraocular lenses: Focusforce AS60125 vs Acrysof SA60AT

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Session Title: PCO. Cataract Surgery Complications/Management

Session Date/Time: Tuesday 08/09/2015 | 08:00-10:30

Paper Time: 08:24

Venue: Room 1

First Author: : D.Schartmüller AUSTRIA

Co Author(s): :    C. Leydolt   S. Schriefl   R. Menapace              

Abstract Details


To assess the incidence of posterior capsule opacification (PCO) of two hydrophobic acrylic intraocular lenses (IOLs) with C-loop haptics and discontinuous sharp optic edges 1.5 years post-operatively. The IOLs compared were the Zaraccom Focusforce® Aspheric AS60125 and the Alcon AcrySof® SA60AT.


Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria


This prospective, randomized study comprised 162 eyes of 81 patients. Each patient received a Focusforce AS60125 lens in one eye and an AcrySof SA60AT lens in the other eye. Retroillumination pictures were taken 6 months and 1.5 years postoperatively. The AQUA-Software was used to quantitatively assess the extent of PCO. Further data, such as centration of the lens, anterior and posterior optic-capsule distance, anterior fibrosis and buttonholing, was collected using slit-lamp examination.


The mean AQUA PCO score (scale: 1-10) was relatively low for both IOLs: 0,52 ± 0,89 for the Acrysof lens and 1,00 ± 1,25 for the Focusforce lens (p=0.002). The Acrysof lens had a statistically significant higher incidence of glistenings. The Zaraccom lens showed a lower amount on anterior fibrosis.


Both hydrophobic acrylic lenses with sharp optic edges showed a beneficial effect regarding PCO development within this study. 1.5 years postoperatively the PCO intensity was low.

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