Visual Performance at All Distances and Patient Satisfaction With a New Aspheric Inverted Meniscus Intraocular Lens

Journal of Refractive Surgery
José M. Marín, MD, PhD; Lucía Hervella, PhD; Eloy Villegas, PhD; Consuelo Robles, PhD; Encarna Alcón, MSc; Inés Yago, MD, PhD; Pablo Artal, PhD

PURPOSE: To evaluate visual performance, spectacle independence, and quality of vision of new intraocular lenses (IOLs) for presbyopia correction with an aspheric inverted meniscus optical design (ArtIOLs; Voptica SL) in patients undergoing bilateral cataract surgery.

METHODS: In this prospective study, 60 eyes from 30 patients implanted bilaterally with Art40 and Art70 IOLs were included. These new IOLs were designed with an inverted meniscus shape to improve the peripheral performance and with aspheric surfaces to induce different amounts of negative spherical aberration in each IOL model. Distancecorrected and uncorrected through-focus visual acuities and contrast sensitivity were measured 1 to 3 months after surgery. Twenty-eight patients answered Patient Reported Spectacle Independence (PRSIQ) and Quality of Vision (QoV) questionnaires.

RESULTS: Mean monocular (Art40 and Art70) and binocular (Art40/70) corrected distance visual acuities (CDVA) were zero logMAR (20/20). Binocular uncorrected distance visual acuity (UDVA) at far, intermediate (66 cm), and near (40 cm) distances was 0.00 ± 0.01, 0.01 ± 0.03, and 0.09 ± 0.09 logMAR, respectively. Spectacle independence was achieved by 24 (85.7%) patients for far and intermediate vision and 20 patients (71.4%) for near vision. The number of patients never reporting experiencing glare, halos, and starbursts was 28, 27, and 26 (100%, 96.4%, and 92.9%), respectively.

CONCLUSIONS: The binocular combination of two ArtIOLs models (Art40 and Art70) significantly extended the depth of focus up to at least 40 cm. This combination resulted in a full range of vision with a high level of spectacle independence and without the compromise of halos or dysphotopsias.