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A clinical assessment of visual performance of combining the TECNIS® Symfony Extended Range of Vision IOL (ZXR00) with the +3.25 D TECNIS Multifocal 1-piece IOL (ZLB00) in subjects undergoing bilateral cataract extraction

Authors Black S

Received 13 June 2018

Accepted for publication 29 August 2018

Published 23 October 2018 Volume 2018:12 Pages 2129—2136

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S175901

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser


Sondra Black

Crystal Clear Vision Canada, ON, Canada

Purpose: To combine the increased depth of focus of the TECNIS® Symfony intraocular lens (IOL) with a TECNIS Multifocal (MF) low-add IOL (+3.25) to enable a patient to be less dependent on corrective lenses.
Setting: Clinic in Canada.
Design: Single-center, prospective, open-label.
Materials and methods: Fifty patients were enrolled for bilateral surgery. Patients were implanted with TECNIS Symfony Extended Range of Focus lens in the dominant eye, and TECNIS low-add +3.25 MF IOL in the non-dominant eye. Patients were ≥18 years of age and had best-corrected visual acuity >20/30 in both eyes, pupil size >3.5 mm, and <1.5 D of corneal astigmatism. Patients were evaluated preoperatively, operatively, and postoperatively on Day 1, Day 7, Month 1, and Month 3. Postoperative evaluations at Month 3 were completed by 32 of 50 patients enrolled, and included distance, intermediate and near visual acuity (VA), and subjective outcomes.
Results: Three months postoperatively, binocular results without correction revealed 97% (29/30) of patients had distance VA of 20/20 or better, 97% (29/30) had intermediate VA of 20/25 or better, and 94% (28/30) had near VA of 20/25 or better. At Month 3, the majority of patients reported “none” for visual symptoms of glare (30/30, 100%), halo (29/30, 96.6%), starbursts (29/30), or other – blur (30/30, 100%).
Conclusion: Three months postoperatively, the combination of the increased depth of focus of the TECNIS Symfony IOL with a TECNIS MF low-add (+3.25) IOL may provide excellent uncorrected VA at near, intermediate, and far distances with minimal ocular symptoms.

Keywords: extended range of vision, TECNIS Symfony, multifocal IOL, low-add IOL, ZXR00, ZLB00, contralateral, blended vision 

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