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Presbyopic ICL for management of presbyopia

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Session Title: Phakic IOLs II

Session Date/Time: Tuesday 08/09/2015 | 14:00-16:00

Paper Time: 15:33

Venue: Room 17

First Author: : J.Thind -

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Abstract Details


To evaluate the possibility and efficacy of Presbyopic ICL (PICL) in the management of presbyopia. PICL is a multifocal implantable contact lens with diffractive area of 3.5 mm Optic diameter and concentric rings of different refractive errors.


Interventional case series.


19 eye of 12 patients underwent PICL implant. All patients were >45 years of age. Preoperative refraction was done and power of PICL was calculated. PICL was implanted through a 2.8 mm clear corneal incision under topical anaesthesia. The lens was placed behind the iris in the sulcus. The patients were followed up 2 hours, 1 day, 1 week, 1 month and 3 months after surgery. Visual acuity, intraocular pressure and refraction was done at all visits.


Postoperative unaided visual acuity of 20/20, N-6 was present in 16 eyes. Intraocular Pressure was raised in 2 eyes at 1 week follow-up which was controlled by topical anti-glaucoma drugs. 2 patients complained of glare after 1 month of follow up.


Presbyopic ICL can be a good alternative for the management of presbyopia. The study is limited by a smaller sample and a shorter follow up. A larger controlled clinical trial is necessary to evaluate long term final outcomes.

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