WAILEA, Hawaii — Laser vision enhancement may improve refractive outcomes in the premium IOL patient, according to a speaker here.
“There is no doubt that if we are going to continue to do these premium IOLs and we are going to try to get within 0.5 D of target, then we are going to have an enhancement strategy,” Richard L. Lindstrom, MD, said at the Hawaiian Eye 2015 meeting.
In a study presented at the meeting, Lindstrom and colleagues implanted 143 eyes with presbyopia-correcting IOLs and routinely performed laser vision correction at 3 months for residual refractive error, Lindstrom said.
Mean spheroequivalent error was −0.52 D pre-enhancement compared to −0.09 D post-enhancement.
“You can get most of your patients down into 0.25 D residual refractive error with a second treatment and I think that it is necessary for all of us to have,” Lindstrom said.
According to Lindstrom, single procedure refractive outcomes may not deliver the full benefit of presbyopia-correcting IOLs.
“Results suggest that further procedures may be needed in some eyes to achieve desired results,” Lindstrom said. –by Nhu Te
Disclosure: Lindstrom reports financial interests with Alcon Laboratories, Bausch + Lomb and Abbott Medical Optics.