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Predictors of Photic Phenomena with a Trifocal IOL

Authors Espaillat A, Coelho C, Medrano Batista MJ, Perez O

Received 17 September 2020

Accepted for publication 9 December 2020

Published 10 February 2021 Volume 2021:15 Pages 495—503


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Arnaldo Espaillat,1 Constanca Coelho,2 Michael J Medrano Batista,1 Obniel Perez1

1Anterior Segment Department, Instituto Espaillat Cabral, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; 2Lisbon Medical School, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Correspondence: Arnaldo Espaillat
Instituto Espaillat Cabral, Av. Independencia 853, Zona Universitaria, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Tel +1-809-686-0268

Aim: To assess predictive factors associated with glares and halos in patients undergoing cataract surgery with PanOptix trifocal IOL implantation.
Methods: Single-center retrospective study. One hundred and forty eyes from 70 patients with cataract were bilaterally implanted with a trifocal PanOptix aspherical diffractive lens between 2017 and 2019 and followed-up for six months. All patients were evaluated for refraction, corneal topography, and aberrometry pre- and post-operatively. Patients were assessed at 1 day, 6 days, 1 and 6 months after surgery. One and six months post-operatively patients were asked to complete a satisfaction questionnaire that included photic phenomena assessment. Main outcome measures were photic phenomena at 1 and 6 months of follow-up. Predictors of photic phenomena at 1 and 6 months were also analyzed.
Results: A higher corneal coma was associated with more mild halos at 6 months with no association regarding other degrees of severity. The lower the age the higher the glare or halos, the higher the lens thickness and the lower the anterior chamber depth or chord μ the less halos at 1 month. A significant proportion of patients had more none/mild compared to moderate/severe glare and halos both at 1 and 6 months post-operatively. Baseline BCVA was the only predictor of halos at 1 month and glare and halos at 6 months post-surgery.
Conclusion: On multivariate regression analyses, the only predictor of photic phenomena was baseline visual acuity, suggesting that patients that have a better visual acuity before surgery are more demanding regarding visual outcomes after surgery.

Keywords: cataract surgery, PanOptix trifocal IOL, predictors of photic phenomena

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