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    Multifocals show similar results but lower power offers better vision range

     

    Lesson learned

    Courtesy of Jennifer Loh, MD

    The biggest lesson for clinicians is that the lower power add appears best for the broadest range of vision, Dr. Loh said. “It doesn’t seem to sacrifice much near, and in my experience, most patients with the lower power add are very happy with their near vision,” she added.

    Cataract surgeons should consult with patients about what they want from their vision. If they want a full range of quality vision, including tasks such as grocery shopping and using the computer, the +2.75 add usually works best. For patients who are avid knitters or sewers and want closer focal point vision, the +4.00 add may suit them better, she said.

    Courtesy of Jennifer Loh, MD

     

    Jennifer Loh, MD

    E: [email protected]

    This article was adapted from a presentation that Dr. Loh presented at the 2016 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting. Dr. Loh is a consultant for Abbott.

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