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Visual performance of the Tecnis one-piece lens ZCB00

Authors Wahba SS , Riad RF, Morkos FF, Hassouna AK, Roshdy MM

Published 23 December 2011 Volume 2011:5 Pages 1803—1808


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Sherein S Wahba, Riad F Riad, Fathy F Morkos, Abdallah K Hassouna, Maged M Roshdy
National Eye Hospital and Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Synopsis: The aspheric, one-piece design of the Tecnis® ZCB00 intraocular lens provided higher mesopic contrast sensitivity and relatively constant refraction at different pupil sizes compared to the Sensar® AR40e.
Purpose: Comparing the impact on functional vision of the aspheric Tecnis® ZCB00 one-piece lens compared to the spherical Sensar® AR40e three-piece lens.
Setting: National Eye Hospital, Cairo, Egypt.
Methods: In this prospective study, we implanted 32 Tecnis ZCB00 (Abbott Medical Optics, Santa Ana, CA) and 30 Sensar AR40e (Pharamacia and Upjohn LLC, North Peapack, NJ) lenses. Twenty-three patients in the ZCB00 group and 13 patients in the AR40e group provided reliable, reproducible data, and were therefore included in the statistical analysis. After 8 weeks, we measured photopic contrast sensitivity (PCS) at 85 cd/m² and mesopic contrast sensitivity (MCS) at 5 cd/m². Uncorrected and best-corrected visual acuity were measured. Myopic shift was analyzed by comparing the manifest refraction spherical equivalent at 3 days and 8 weeks after surgery in the normal and dilated pupil.
Results: The Tecnis ZCB00 group showed significantly better MCS than the Sensar AR40e group at a spatial frequency of six cycles per degree (cpd) (P = 0.037), but not at 3, 12, or 18 cpd (P = 0.299, P = 0.226, and P = 0.396, respectively). There were no significant differences between groups in corrected distance visual acuity (P = 0.175) or PCS at 3, 6, 12, or 18 cpd spatial frequencies (P = 0.440, P = 0.176, P = 0.365, and P = 0.251, respectively). The ZCB00 group showed less myopic shift in normal and dilated pupils between 3 days and 8 weeks after surgery compared to the AR40e group, but this difference was not significant.
Conclusion: The Tecnis one-piece ZCB00 provided higher MCS at moderate spatial frequency than the three-piece Sensar AR40e, and was associated with relatively constant refraction at different pupil sizes.

Keywords: Tecnis ZCB00, Sensar AR40e, contrast sensitivity, myopic shift

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