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VEI doctors publish outcomes for new trifocal IOL

31/01/2018

Several of Vision Eye Institute’s cataract and refractive surgeons (A/Prof Lawless, Dr Reich, Dr Levitz, Dr Bhatt, A/Prof Roberts) and their colleagues recently published patient outcomes for the new Alcon IQ Panoptix intraocular lens (IOL) in Eye and Vision.

The trifocal IOL is designed to correct age-related short-sightedness (presbyopia) and provide clear vision at near, intermediate and far distances, offering spectacle independence for some people after cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange.

Thirty-three patients were included in the study, all of whom wanted to gain spectacle independence with their choice of IOL.

The main findings of the study were:

The authors concluded that this IOL appears to provide safety and visual profiles similar to other trifocal IOLs, without significant post-operative visual symptoms.

Finally, they emphasised the importance of patients having an in-depth discussion with their surgeon about their motivations, working and reading requirements before selecting their IOL, to optimise patient satisfaction.

You can read the full study here.

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