September 24, 2018
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Alcon AcrySof IOLs show positive refractive outcomes

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Alcon’s AcrySof IQ monofocal IOL and AcrySof IQ PanOptix trifocal IOL both had positive results in studies presented at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons meeting, according to a press release.

An analysis of 151 patients who received the AcrySof IQ PanOptix trifocal IOL found a significant improvement in visual acuity at 12 months after surgery, with both corrected and uncorrected vision reaching 20/25 or better across near, intermediate and distance, the release said.

“These robust data show that the PanOptix trifocal lens enabled patients to achieve excellent results in visual acuity, especially at an intermediate distance of 60 cm,” lead study author Thomas Kohnen, MD, PhD, FEBO, chair of the department of ophthalmology at Goethe University, Frankfurt, said in the release. “PanOptix proves to be a valuable option for those looking for less dependence on spectacles in their everyday life.”

In a separate retrospective study, patients who received the AcrySof monofocal IOL were shown over 5 years to be less likely to develop posterior capsule opacification after cataract surgery compared with those implanted with other monofocal hydrophilic or hydrophobic IOLs, according to the release.