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Excimer laser touch-up refractive surgery after clear lens extraction and implantation of a trifocal lens

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Session Title: Presented Poster Session: Refractive Surgery New Techniques/Instrumentation/Devices II

Venue: Poster Village: Pod 2

First Author: : A.Frings UK

Co Author(s): :    A. von Beckerath   S. Linke   J. Steinberg   J. Mehlan   V. Druchkiv   T. Katz        

Abstract Details


To report refractive and subjective results of laser vision enhancement in eyes after clear lense extraction and implantation of a multifocal, trifocal lens (MIOL).


University Hospital and private chain of refractive surgery centres in Germany.


Retrospective non-interventional cohort study of two groups of consecutive refractive cases (LASIK and PRK). Group 1 (n= 66, study group) received an MIOL with subsequent laser vision correction after 6-month follow-up min. and was compared to group 2 (n= 33, control group) that had MIOL surgery-only. Efficacy and safety index (EI and SI) and predictability of the treatment were compared accompanied by patient reported outcome.


Independent of laser enhancement, both the treatment strategies resulted in high levels of EI, SI and predictability. There were no statistically significant differences between eyes with MIOL surgery-only compared to eyes with Laser touch-up (differences in EI, SI and predictability = P>0.1, respectively). Patients subjective report of satisfaction was higher in the control group; however, no statistically significant differences were obtained compared to those candidates with laser enhancement (P= 0.630).


In patients with residual refractive error after MIOL surgery, PRK and LASIK offer reliable, secure and efficient options to aim desired refractive results and most patients’ expectations.

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