Trying Out Trifocals
Authors ： Florian Kretz, Mariyana Dzambazova, Matthias Gerl, Gerd Auffarth
Journal ： The Ophthalmologist, August 2015
At a glance
One, if not the most important factor is patient satisfaction. Glare and halo are potential complications – but some patients are more bothered by them than others
We report on a study that used the Heidelberg DATE score to assess patients’ satisfaction and ability to perform daily tasks after AT LISA tri 839MP mIOL implantation: overall, patients were very satisfied
A full understanding of patients’ needs and how much they might encounter glare and halo (e.g. night driving) and how much that will bother them is key to offering them the right mIOL that will make them happy with their postoperative vision
√ Very good levels of corrected distance, intermediate and near visual acuities
√ Good level of photopic and mesopic contrast sensitivity
√ Good level of refractive predictability
√ Limited incidence of postoperative photic phenomena
→ The evaluated trifocal diffractive toric IOL provides an effective restoration of the distance, inter-mediate, and near vision in eyes with moderate or high astigmatism, after cataract surgery with good levels of visual quality and low incidence photic phenomena.
The study demonstrates the effect of personality in ‘compulsive checkers’ on satisfaction in a smaller cohort of52patients, who all underwent cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange with implantation of an AT LISA tri839MP MIOL for the correction of aphakia and presbyopia.
For the analysis the DATE score was used: A questionnaire to evaluate patients’ satisfaction and ability to perform daily tasks consists of 28 questions (includes yes-or-no, yes, partly or no and scale from 0 to 10 questions).
Results show that overall the patients are satisfied with trifocal MIOL implantation compared to their previous visioncorrection. All patients would select the same IOL model again and would recommend the AT LISA tri 839MP to a friendor relative. 96% can perform their daily routine activities since they have undergone surgery.