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Premium IOLs are revolutionizing cataract surgery by giving patients new options for excellent vision without glasses.
The next generation of IOLs is bringing us closer to the goals of perfect refractive results and excellent accommodative amplitudes for patients.
The mean UCVA after implantation of the IOLs is 20/20 versus about 20/30 with standard IOLs (Pablo Artal, MD, oral communication, April 2008).
The Light Adjustable Lens is currently available commercially in Europe, and FDA phase 2 clinical trials began in January 2009.
The Tecnis Multifocal IOL is made of an acrylic material with chromatic aberration, which is better than that of the crystalline lens.This helps optimize the focus of normal white light for distance and near vision.The approval of toric multifocal lenses, such as the Acri.In the FDA study, 32% of eyes with the Tetraflex lens could read 80 words per minute with 20/40 print versus 6% in a matched control group that received a standard monofocal IOL.All patients in the FDA phase 3 study have completed 1 year of follow-up, and the company plans for an FDA premarket approval submission this fall (Jim Simms, oral communication, August 2009).