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IOL without glistenings and improved quality of vision: bright eyes

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First Author: E.Borkenstein AUSTRIA

Co Author(s):    A. Borkenstein                    

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To evaluate clinical outcomes of a new designed hydrophobic, acrylic, monofocal, heparin-coated fully preloaded intraocular lens (CT LUCIA 611P(Y) one year after implantation.


Borkenstein & Borkenstein, private practice at the Privatklinik der Kreuzschwestern Graz, Austria.


This is a non-interventional, observational prospective study of cataract patients who underwent implantation of the CT LUCIA 611P (Zeiss Meditec, Germany) in our clinic. 96 eyes of 54 subjects were enrolled. Follow-up included visual acuity (ETDRS), slit lamp exam with special focus on any appearance of glistenings, Scheimpflug measurements and evaluation of posterior capsule opacification (PCO). Results of preoperative biometry and IOL power calculation for target refraction of the lens were reviewed. Scanning electron microscopic analysis of the new designed optic-haptic junction and the edges oft he IOL were performed.


Best corrected distance visual acuity increased from mean 0.48 logMAR (range 0.86 – 0.34) preoperatively to mean 0.02 logMAR (range 0.14 – -0.10) one year after surgery. 38 of 42 subjects (90.5%),who underwent surgery with implantation of the CT LUCIA 611P(Y) bilateral never required glasses for distance again.9.5% of the patients used glasses just as needed in rare cases (e.g. driving at night time or in bad weather conditions).The postoperative spherical equivalent was within ±0.50 diopters in 88 of 96 cases (91.7%) and within ±0.75 diopters in 96.9% of all cases.No glistenings were reported in any case at any visit.


The results of our long-term observation provide evidence of the effectiveness of the new hydrophobic, acrylic intraocular lens (CT LUCIA 611P(Y), by Zeiss Meditec, Germany). In regards to safety, no intraoperative or postoperative adverse events (AEs) were observed. Because of the completely new designed thicker and stiffer optic-haptic junction with regard to confirmed improvements like better centering of the IOL with more rotational stability, better refractive predictability and refractive stability and PCO prevention, some special attention has to be adressed to the slightly different behavior of the lens during implantation and unfolding process.

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