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Presbyopia correction of eyes using multifocal soft contact lenses in patients with monofocal intraocular lenses

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First Author: K.Minami JAPAN

Co Author(s):    C. Yukawa   T. Kaida   S. Higashi   Y. Mori   K. Miyata        

Abstract Details


To evaluate visual acuity at distance, intermediate and near with and without multifocal soft contact lens (SCL) on eyes after binocular implantations of monofocal intraocular lenses (IOLs).


Miyata Eye Hospital, Miyakonojo, Miyazaki, Japan


This prospective study enrolled 10 bilateral pseudophakic patients (age: 46-61 years) with monofocal IOLs, and used daily disposable multifocal contact lenses (Dailes Total-1 Multifocal, Alcon) that provided near through distance vision corrections from in the center to peripheral areas. The additional power was selected by the patient's preference. Uncorrected and SCL-corrected distance and near (30 cm) visual acuities were measured before and 1 month of SCL use, respectively. The binocular visual acuities from 0.3 m to 5.0 m were measured using AS-15 (Kowa). Photopic and mesopic binocular contrast sensitivities were also examined using Optec6500 (Stereo Optical).


Mean manifest refraction spherical equivalent and astigmatism were ‐0.45 D and +0.70 D, respectively. There was no difference in distance visual acuity. Near visual acuity was significantly better using multifocal SCLs than before use (P=0.002). In the binocular visual acuities from 0.3 m to 5.0 m, 20/20 or better were obtained between 5.0 and 1.0 m both with and without the uses of SCL, while the use of SCL provided better visual acuities between 0.7 and 0.3 m (P<0.04) and retained 20/20 or better until 0.5 m. No significant difference was measured for photopic or mesopic contrast sensitivity (P>0.08).


The use of multifocal SCL provides effective presbyopia correction for pseudophakic subjects with monofocal IOLs.

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