12-month results with small-aperture IOL providing patients with an extended range of vision
The IC-8 IOL (AcuFocus) is one of the new class of extended-depth-of-focus (EDOF) IOLs that are definitively altering the landscape of cataract surgery in Europe and around the world. Whereas monofocal and multifocal lenses have one or two distinct focal points, an EDOF-IOL creates one elongated focal point, though each lens does so in a different way.
This technology is able to manage patient needs for presbyopia correction without compromising near or distance functional vision.
The IC-8 IOL is made of hydrophobic acrylic material, similar to monofocal lenses on the market save for the addition of a black circular mask that is embedded into the IOL (Figure 1). Using the same concept as the successful KAMRA inlay (AcuFocus), the small-aperture IOL blocks unfocused rays of light and extends the depth of field, improving distance as well as near and intermediate vision.