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Customized near vision in post-LASIK cataract patients implanted with light adjustable IOLs

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Session Title: Pseudophakic IOLs: Monofocal. Cataract Surgery Instrumentation

Session Date/Time: Saturday 05/09/2015 | 16:00-18:30

Paper Time: 17:54

Venue: Room 10

First Author: : E.Villegas SPAIN

Co Author(s): :    L. Hervella   J. Caballero   I. Yago   J. Marin   P. Artal        

Abstract Details


Near vision can be provided in cataract patients implanted with light adjustable intraocular lenses (LALs) by extending depth of focus (DOF) through the addition of spherical aberration (SA). Since post-LASIK cataract patients present generally elevated and variable spherical aberration (SA) values, they require a customization for optimal visual outcomes. We demonstrate customization of DOF in myopic post-LASIK cataract patients implanted with LALs.


Servicio de OftalmologĂ­a, Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca, Murcia, Spain.


Six eyes of cataract patients who had previous myopic LASIK were implanted with LALs (Calhoun Vision, Pasadena, USA). Two weeks after surgery, we measured the refraction, SA, DOF and pupil diameter. Then, the LALs were irradiated with appropriate profiles to adjust the patients' refraction and SA in order to optimize DOF and the quality of near vision. Through-focus visual acuity (VA) was measured using trial lenses and a DOF curve was fitted using a normalized 3-parameter Gaussian function. A DOF parameter was estimated as the dioptric power range providing decimal VA equal or better than 0.8.


In eyes with high positive SA (over 0.30 microns for 4-mm pupil diameter) and small pupil diameter (3 mm), the pre-adjustment DOF was between 2.1 and 4.0 D (control group 1.9 D). In these cases, the final refraction was adjusted to fit the DOF to the optimal position. In the eyes with smaller SA values, DOF was lower. In these cases, the LALs were adjusted to induce negative values of SA increasing DOF up to values between 2.5 and 3.0 D. After proper customization, near VA (at 40 cm) was better than J2.


LALs implanted in post-LASIK patients allow customization of the range and power position of DOF by adjusting refraction and SA. This customized optimization procedure provides good near vision while maintaining high distance VA.

Financial Interest:

One of the authors receives consulting fees, retainer, or contract payments from a company producing, developing or supplying the product or procedure presented

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