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During the last decade multifocal intraocular lenses (IOL) became widely used in cataract surgery and proved to be effective in recovery of visual functions. Lots of clinical studies with different multifocal IOL models showed high effectiveness of multifocal correction to achieve good visual quality for far, intermediate, and near distances. Uncorrected visual acuity at a distance is equal to multifocal and monofocal correction, while uncorrected near vision is significantly better with multifocal IOLs. Additional segment position in asymmetric multifocal IOL models did not significantly influence on visual acuity. Multiple multifocal IOL designs (bifocal, trifocal) and ADD power level provide different functional results for near and intermediate distances which allows to select the specific IOL model depending on the patient`s needs. The review covers the following aspects of multifocal intraocular correction: update for classification of multifocal IOLs, visual acuity (functional results) at different distances after multifocal IOL implantation, comparison of clinical results with different multifocal IOL designs and add power levels, influence of add segment position in asymmetric multifocal IOLs on visual quality, comparison between multifocal and monofocal correction.

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T. A. Morozova

Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University

ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3320-5366
Moscow Russian Federation

D. F. Pokrovskiy

Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University

ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5475-0398
Moscow Russian Federation

I. B. Medvedev

Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University

ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9155-8736
Moscow Russian Federation

T. Z. Kerimov

A.I. Evdokimov Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry

Author for correspondence.
ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8967-6370

Ординатор кафедры глазных болезней.

127473, Москва, ул. Делегатская, д. 20/1.

SPIN-код: 1297-9373

Russian Federation


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