May 10, 2016
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Long-term visual acuities reported in presbyopic patients implanted with Raindrop inlay

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NEW ORLEANS — Good long-term visual acuities for distance and near were achieved in presbyopic patients, both emmetropic and hyperopic, implanted with the ReVision Optics Raindrop inlay, according to a study presented by Cornelis Verdoorn, MD, at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting here.

Twenty-one patients were implanted in the nondominant eye with the hydrogel near vision implant. Mean age of patients was 54 years; mean follow-up period was 21 months. Of the 21 patients, eight were emmetropic and received the inlay only; 13 were hyperopic and were also treated with LASIK.

“Uncorrected near visual acuity was quite good,” Verdoorn said, in that 70% of patients achieved 20/20 or better binocularly. For uncorrected distance visual acuity, 100% of patients achieved 20/20 or better binocularly, he said.

“It’s remarkable that these patients have been hyperopic with LASIK,” he said.

Regarding safety, two inlays were explanted, one for recurrent haze and one for decreased distance visual acuity, according to the presentation. Best corrected visual acuity was restored to preoperative values.

Verdoorn stressed that follow-up visits every 6 to 12 months are important to mediate any occurrence of haze that would need prompt treatment with steroids. – by Patricia Nale, ELS

Reference:

Verdoorn C. Long-term clinical outcomes with a hydrogel corneal near vision inlay to treat presbyopia. Presented at: American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting; May 6-10, 2016; New Orleans.

Disclosure: Verdoorn reports he is a consultant for ReVision Optics.