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My experience with trifocal IOL implantation in refractive lens exchange

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Session Title: Multifocal IOL results

Session Date/Time: Sunday 06/10/2013 | 14:30-16:00

Paper Time: 15:30

Venue: Forum (Ground Floor)

First Author: : E.Mertens BELGIUM

Co Author(s): :    P. Schraepen              

Abstract Details


To evaluate the clinical performance, efficacy and safety and to study the implantation technique of a trifocal IOL (Fine Vision).


Medipolis Eye Center, Antwerp, Belgium


Retrospective observational study. 424 eyes of 203 patients with cataract or presbyopia, no ocular or systemic comorbidity and no more than 1.50 diopters of preoperative corneal astigmatism underwent phacoemulsification and implantation of a trifocal IOL. Targeted refraction was emmetropia for all cases. Uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA), best corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA), intermediate and near vision (35 and 70 cm) with the best distance correction, residual refractive spherical equivalent, were evaluated one day (for far vision), one week, one month, 6 months and one year postoperatively.


After 12 months, all eyes obtained a UCVA of 20/30 or better. All eyes had binocular vision at 40 cm higher than 20/25. The intermediate vision was better than 20/25 with the best distance correction for pupil lower than 4.5 mm in photopic conditions. The improvement of the near and intermediate vision was simultaneous with the far vision and with the corneal edema disparition at the slit lamp. No complaints of excessive halos or glare were reported.


Trifocal IOL implantation after phacoemulsification was a safe and effective method for pseudophakic presbyopia correction in patients at all distances.

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