Multifocal Intraocular Lenses Clinical Assessment. Patient Selection for Multifocal Intraocular Correction

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There are some multufocal intraocular corrections particular qualities compared to monofocal correction. Therefore, the patient’s careful selection, detail preoperative diagnosis, accurate intraocular lens power calculation are necessary to get the optimal clinical results. There are some disadvantages in the postoperative period, such as the contrast sensitivities reduction, dysphotopsia, neuroadaptation. In addition multifocal IOLs are expensive. The clinical studies include evaluating of visual acuity for different distances, defocus curve, spectacle independence, contrast sensitivity, aberrometry data. Additionally, complications after multifocal IOLs implantation and the reasons of explantation are analyzed. This review includes 36 articles (34 clinical studies and 2 meta-analysis) of the following aspects of multifocal intraocular correction: contrast sensitivity, aberrometry analysis, pupil influence on the visual outcomes, postoperative complications, analysis of explantation reasons, preoperative patient’s selection for multifocal correction.

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T. A. Morozova

Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University

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


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