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    Managing unhappy presbyopia patients

    Listen, counsel before taking action; identify cause


    Patients who are unhappy postoperatively with their distance vision are asked to look through a pair of -3.0 D glasses to show them the benefit they have with their presbyopia-correcting IOL.

    Dr. Berdahl tells them that the lens can be exchanged to provide better distance vision, but that they will lose their ability to see without correction at near and intermediate distances.

    “This demonstration reminds patients in a very tangible way of what they got with the IOL they chose,” Dr. Berdahl said. “Then I explain how time can be our friend before discussing an IOL exchange.”


    John P. Berdahl, MD

    E: [email protected]

    This article was adapted from Dr. Berdahl’s presentation at the 2017 meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is a consultant to and/or receives lecture fees from companies that market presbyopia-correcting IOLs.

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