Presbyopia patients have changed. They are younger than ever, more active than ever before, and they have more treatment options than ever before.
When dealing with patients with retinal disease, macular disease, or a meaningful risk of retinal detachment, certain types of IOLs should be avoided due to potential complications.
This case study presents the results and advantages of phacoemulsification, which Dr Dieter W Klass and his team applied after previous implantation of an iris-fixated phakic IOL (pIOL) (Artisan, Ophtec) for the correction of high myopia without explantation of the pIOL.
Implantation of a sulcus-supported, pseudophakic supplementary intraocular lens (IOL) can be a safe and effective method for improving vision in eyes with residual refractive error after cataract extraction, refractive lens exchange, or keratoplasty, said Thomas Kohnen, MD, PhD. It also can be used to provide reversible presbyopia correction.
The most common complication associated with the explantation of foldable intraocular lenses (IOLs) is lens dislocation or decentration. While glare and visual aberrations are the most common reasons for explanting multifocal lenses.
Cataract surgeons using toric intraocular lens (IOL) calculators are more likely to have better outcomes when using a centroid value for their surgically induced astigmatism (SIA), rather than a mean or a median value.
Staging patients based on their ocular pathologies using the most advanced diagnostic tools can result in excellent image quality by precisely establishing the need for lens- or corneal-based procedures.
There are a number of ways to improve near vision for presbyopes, including multifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs)–traditional or low add–and pseudoaccommodative IOLs. It has been well documented that a small pupil and higher order aberrations, such as spherical aberration (SA) or coma, can increase depth of focus.
Increased procedure volume and patient expectations have made IOL exchange procedures more common. Smaller incisions and the need to reduce trauma require new micro-instrumentation for best outcomes.
Achieving satisfaction for patients interested in a multifocal IOL begins with comprehensive preoperative screening and evaluation.