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10 - 14 Sept. 2016, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

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YAG capsulotomy rates in an angulated sharp edged hydrophilic multifocal IOL

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Session Details

Session Title: Posterior Capsule Opacification

Session Date/Time: Sunday 11/09/2016 | 08:30-10:00

Paper Time: 09:00

Venue: Hall C2

First Author: : R.Lapid-Gortzak THE NETHERLANDS

Co Author(s): :    J. van der Linden   C. Nieuwendaal   I. van der Meulen              

Abstract Details


To report the cumulative incidence of Nd YAG capsulotomy rates in a multifocal hydrophilic IOL.


Retina Total Eye Care, private refractive surgery clinic, Driebergen, the Netherlands


Prospective case cohort. In 228 eyes implanted between 2011 and 2013 the 2 year incidence of Nd YAG laser capsulotomy was analyzed. All eyes were implanted with the Seelens MF (Hanita Lenses, Israel) diffractive hydrophilic multifocal IOL.


At completion of 12 months post-op, none of the eyes had a YAG posterior capsulotomy for visually significant PCO. At 24 months 6 of 228 eyes had a posterior capsulotomy (2.6%). In 136 eyes a 3 years follow up was completed, and the cumulative incidence of YAG capsulotomies was found to be 7.4%.


The haptic and optic design, with 5 degree angulation, and a sharp edged optic, with a ring surrounding the optic may delay development of visually significant posterior capsular opacification in eyes implanted with a hydrophilic diffractive multifocal IOL. Long term development of PCO in these type of lenses still needs to be studied.

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