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Presbyopia solution with Tetraflex accommodative IOLs

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Session Title: Pseudophakic IOLs: Multifocal & Accommodative

Session Date/Time: Monday 07/09/2015 | 08:00-10:30

Paper Time: 10:06

Venue: Room 1

First Author: : M.Dvali GEORGIA

Co Author(s): :    B. Sirbiladze   N. Tsintsadze   T. Chitadze              

Abstract Details


To evaluate clinical results of Tetraflex accommodative IOL in providing distance and enhanced near visual acuity.


Tbilisi State Medical University,Akhali Mzera Eye Clinic,Tbilisi,Georgia


The retrospective analyses were done. The 50 eyes of 27 patients were undergone phacoemulsification with implantation of Tetraflex IOLs (among them bilateral implantation in 14 cases). All surgeries were performed by a single surgeon. In two cases the fellow eye was pseudophakic with foldable monofocal lenses. The follow up period was from 6 to 36 months.


No postoperative complications were noted in the study. The findings showing the primary efficacy of the surgery were UCDVA, UCNDVA and the accommodative ability measured by accommodative amplitude. All the followed cases at 6 months after the surgery had accommodative amplitude more than 1.0 D, 74 % (37 eyes) of cases with accommodative abilities of more than 2.0 D. 50 % (25 eyes) more than 2.5 and 14 % (7 eyes)- more than 3.0 D. The 94 % (47 eyes) of the cases achieved 20/25 UCDVA. There was no lost in regards of over time during follow up period.


This small study showed that Tetraflex IOL is safe and effective, after its implantation a large percentage of patients has the near visual acuity enough to read all daily materials without the use of spectacles. This accommodative IOL may restore functional near vision while also giving the patient high-quality intermediate and distance vision. The Tetraflex seems to work in the best way in bilateral cases. P.S. IOL calculation can be done taking into consideration the priority distance which is of more importance for each patient: who has to read a lot for near can receive -0.5D instead emetropia.

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