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Comparative visual performance between an extended range of vision IOL and a trifocal IOL

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First Author: A.Hamid UK

Co Author(s):    V. Patel   A. Sokwala           

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To determine the visual performance of a new extended range of vision IOL (AMO Symfony) and a trifocal IOL (Zeiss AT Lisa).

Setting:

Optimax and Ultralase Eye Clinics

Methods:

A comparison of visual performance was made between the two different IOLS with a monofocal IOL (AMO Tecnis) used as a control group. Surgery was performed by a single surgeon (AH). Each lens was bilaterally implanted in the eye of ten consecutive patients. Visual acuity, refraction, defocus curve and contrast sensitivity was measured at 1 week, 1 month and 3 months.

Results:

All patients achieved UCVA of 20/25 or better in both groups. 85% of patients achieved N6 or better in the Symfony group vs 74% in the AT Lisa Group. However while the defocus curve demonstrates 3 discrete points of focus for the AT Lisa Trifocal, the Symfony was able to maintain 20/20 visual acuity for up to 1.5D of defocus and 20/25 for up to 2.5D of defocus. The Symfony also had higher levels of Contrast sensitivity post op (1.2 log CS) compared to the AT Lisa Trifocal (0.91 log CS) and the AMO Tecnis Monofocal (1.17 log CS).

Conclusions:

In this small study evaluating this new extended range of vision IOL we have found early results demonstrating superior visual performance in terms of visual acuity, range of vision (defocus) and contrast sensitivity.

Financial Disclosure:

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