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Pinhole intraocular lens to correct presbyopia and astigmatism: three-year follow-up

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First Author: M.Piovella ITALY

Co Author(s):    B. Kusa                    

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To demonstrate visual performance of the IC-8 small aperture IOL (AcuFocus, Irvine, CA) implanted in patients in whom a cataractous lens has been removed.


C.M.A. Centro Microchirurgia Ambulatoriale Monza 20900.


21 Eyes with cataract, corneal astigmatism ≤ 1.25,had IC-8 IOL implantation in the non-dominant eye and a monofocal IOL in the dominant eye.Postoperatively,visual and refractive parameters were measured:distance(4m)near(40cm)and intermediate(80 cm)visual acuity, corneal topography and Acutarget analysis, contrast sensitivity and defocus curve. Follow-up examinations were performed up to 3 years.


At 3 years in the IC-8 eye,UDVA is 20/20.5,UIVA is 20/19 at 80cm and 67 cm and UNVA is 20/20.5.In the monofocal eye,UDVA is 20/19,UIVA is 20/23 at 80cm 20/25.7 at 67cm and UNVA is 20/50.Binocular UDVA is 20/18,UIVA is 20/18.3(80 cm and 67cm)and UNVA is 20/20.5.


Pinhole technology in the non dominant eye mixed with monofocal IOL in the dominant eye provides good far,intermediate and near vision. Pinhole effect normally corrects up to two diopters of corneal astigmatism and overcome toric IOL management within this range.

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