Postoperative results and indication of refractive multifocal intraocular lens Nobuyuki Shoji 1 , Kimiya Shimizu 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Kitasato Univ, Sch of Med pp.259-263
Published Date 1999/3/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410906215
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We reviewed 39 eyes of 27 patients who received implantation of refractive multifocal intraocular lens (IOL) with a central distance zone of 2.1 mm in diameter. Distance visual acuity of 1.0 or better was obtained in 92% of eyes with correction. Near visual acuity of 0.7 or better was obtained in 92% of eyes with correction and in 33% with distance correction. Different pairs of spectacles were needed for near and distance vision in 44% of 27 patients. The postoperative results were judged as satisfactory by 59% and not satisfactory by 18% of patients. It appeared that near visual acuity with distance correction of the current IOL was inferior to other types of refractive IOL. All patients younger than 50 years of age did not need spectacles and were satisfied with the results. There were findings suggesting that the effects of multifocal IOL would be diminished along with aging.

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