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South African results of visual outcomes and patient satisfaction of cataract surgery with implantation of the Caregroup iDiff Plus presbyopic IOL

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Session Title: Pseudophakic IOLs: Toric & Multifocal

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

Paper Time: 10:06

Venue: Room 11

First Author: : J.Kruger SOUTH AFRICA

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Abstract Details


To assess the post-operative visual outcomes for distance, intermediate and near vision, as well as patient satisfaction in patients undergoing cataract surgery and implantation of the Caregroup iDiff Plus Presbyopic IOL.


Single centre, private ophthalmology clinic:The Tygervalley Eye & Laser Centre,Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa.


20 eyes of 10 patients had cataract surgery with implantation of the Caregroup iDiff Plus Presbyopic IOL. Eyes with any other affection other than cataract were excluded from the study. IOL calculation was done with Holladay II.Post-operative uncorrected visual acuity and best-corrected visual acuity for distance, intermediate and near vision were recorded at 6 weeks post-operatively. A patient satisfaction questionnaire was also recorded 6 weeks postoperatively.


At 6 weeks postoperatively the mean uncorrected distance visual acuity achieved was 0.8, the mean uncorrected intermediate visual acuity was 0.5 and the mean uncorrected near visual acuity was 0.8. The individual assessment of post-operative patient satisfaction revealed that the majority of patients were spectacle independent, would choose the lens again and recommend it to others.


The Caregroup iDiff Plus Presbyopic IOL is a safe and effective lens choice to provide good distance, intermediate and near vision with little or no night vision problems.

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