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Performance and Safety of the Extended Depth of Focus Implantable Collamer® Lens (EDOF ICL) in Phakic Subjects with Presbyopia

Authors Packer M, Alfonso JF, Aramberri J, Elies D, Fernandez J, Mertens E

Received 14 July 2020

Accepted for publication 20 August 2020

Published 18 September 2020 Volume 2020:14 Pages 2717—2730

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S271858

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser


Mark Packer, 1 Jose F Alfonso, 2 Jaime Aramberri, 3 Daniel Elies, 4 Joaquin Fernandez, 5 Erik Mertens 6

1Packer Research Associates, Boulder, CO, USA; 2Ophthalmology Institute Fernández Vega, Oviedo, Asturias, Spain; 3Opthalmology Clinic Miranza Begitek, San Sebastian, Spain; 4Institute of Ocular Microsurgery, Barcelona, Spain; 5Qvision-Hospital Vithas Virgen del Mar, Almeria, Spain; 6Medipolis, Antwerp, Belgium

Correspondence: Mark Packer
Packer Research Associates, Boulder, CO, USA
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Email mark@markpackerconsulting.com

Purpose: To evaluate the performance and safety of the Extended Depth of Focus Implantable Collamer® Lens (EDOF ICL) for improvement of uncorrected near, intermediate and distance visual acuity in phakic subjects with myopia and presbyopia.
Design: Prospective multicenter study.
Methods: Presbyopic subjects who required an EDOF ICL in the range of − 0.50 D to − 18.00 D, exhibited ≤ 0.75 D refractive astigmatism and required from +1.00 to +2.50 D reading add were implanted bilaterally. Assessments at 6 months included uncorrected near, intermediate and distance visual acuities, defocus curves, contrast sensitivity, responses to the National Eye Institute Refractive Error Quality of Life Questionnaire and a Task Assessment Questionnaire.
Results: A total of 34 subjects completed the study. Investigators targeted emmetropia in all eyes. Mean binocular uncorrected near, intermediate and distance visual acuities measured logMAR − 0.01 ± 0.05 (20/20), − 0.02 ± 0.08 (20/19) and 0.07 ± 0.10 (20/23), respectively. Mean monocular uncorrected near, intermediate and distance visual acuities measured logMAR 0.068 ± 0.09 (20/23), 0.062 ± 0.10 (20/23) and 0.16 ± 0.12 (20/29). There were no clinically or statistically significant differences in contrast sensitivity between baseline and 6 months under any testing conditions. Subjects reported significant improvements in measures of vision-related quality of life and ability to perform tasks at all distances without glasses or contact lenses. Overall, satisfaction with the EDOF ICL was high: postoperatively, 91.2% of subjects were satisfied with their vision.
Conclusion: This multicenter, prospective clinical investigation demonstrated the ability of the EDOF ICL to correct myopia and presbyopia, resulting in improvement of uncorrected near, intermediate and distance visual acuity without compromising the quality of vision. The EDOF ICL allowed subjects to perform tasks of daily living without glasses or contact lenses. Subjects reported significant improvements in quality of life with high levels of spectacle independence and satisfaction.

Keywords: presbyopia, myopia, phakic refractive lens, implantable Collamer lens

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