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TitleFirst Clinical Experience with a New 1-Piece Multifocal IOL
PurposeTo evaluate the performance of the new diffractive Tecnis 1-Piece Multifocal IOL ZMB00
MethodsIn a prospective study the Tecnis 1-piece multifocal IOL (Abbott Medical Optics Inc) was implanted bilaterally in 15 patients. Routine cataract surgery was performed with IOL placement into the capsular bag. One day and three months after surgery, the following examinations were performed: refraction, monocular and binocular,visual acuity (near and distance), C quant measurements, as well as slit-lamp biomicroscopy.
ResultsAll surgeries were uneventful and first results on patients with Tecnis multifocal IOL are promising.While mean UCDVA was 20/25 1 week after surgery, at 3 month follow-up this improved to 20/20 or better. At that time UCNVA was 20/20 or better in all patients. Preferred reading distance was 34 cm. Four patients reported on slight halos postoperatively, only one patient was disturbed. Straylight measurements revealed that 13 eyes were within the normal range and 2 eyes had higher levels. Patient satisfaction was very high in all these multifocal patients due to complete spectacle independence in all patients.
ConclusionFirst results with the new Tecnis Multifocal IOL indicate that combining a diffractive posterior surface with an established 1-Piece hydrophobic acrylic design results in ease of implantation, very good visual outcome and high patient satisfaction.
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