Iberoamerican Ophthalmologists IOL Selection for Use on Themselves: Survey Results
Received 5 May 2020
Accepted for publication 10 August 2020
Published 25 March 2021 Volume 2021:15 Pages 1301—1308
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Review by Single anonymous peer review
Peer reviewer comments 4
Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser
Daniel Scorsetti,1,2 Eduardo Viteri,3 Eduardo Mayorga4
1Scorsetti Institute, Buenos Aires, Argentina; 2School of Medicine, Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina; 3Humana Vision Ophthalmological Center, Guayaquil, Ecuador; 4Eye Department, Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Correspondence: Daniel Scorsetti
Instituto Scorsetti, Avenida Córdoba 2011, Buenos Aires, 1120, Argentina
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Email [email protected]
Purpose: To determine the preferred type of intraocular lens (IOL) that ophthalmologists would choose for themselves in case of cataract surgery.
Design: Prospective convenience questionnaire study.
Materials and Methods: We developed an electronic survey with seven (7) questions, combining multiple and open options. The following categories were established: monofocal (MonoIOL) without monovision (MonoIOL-SM) and with monovision (MonoIOL-CM) and multifocal (MultiIOL) that could be either a bifocal (MultiIOL-B), trifocal (MultiIOL-T) or extended focus (MultiIOL-E). The link for the survey was sent to ophthalmologists from Latin America and Spain through different ways. The 1209 responses were analyzed statistically.
Results: We received 1209 responses from 14 countries. The average age was 47.977 years (SD 11.711 years). Gender distribution was 839 males (72.8%) and 313 females (27.2%). Overall preference was MonoIOL-SM 23.90% (289), MonoIOL-CM 12.16% (147), MultiIOL-B 4.63% (56), MultiIOL-T 34.99% (423), MultiIOL-E 15.22% (110), and unsure 9.10% (110). Ophthalmologists that implant IOLs showed a greater preference for MultiIOL (64%) than those who did not implant IOLs (32.3%). Although all ophthalmologists preferred MultiIOL, anterior segment specialists chose them more frequently (59.1%) than posterior segment specialists (41%).
Conclusion: Ophthalmologists would prefer to receive a multifocal IOL implantation despite the lower frequency of multifocal IOL implantation observed in the general population. The frequency was greater among ophthalmologists who implant IOLs compared to those who do not implant them. It was also greater among those who identified themselves as anterior segment specialists compared to posterior segment specialists.
Keywords: ophthalmologists, IOL type, cataract surgery
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