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    Study finds advantages using trifocal IOL to correct presbyopia

    Lens provided effective visual improvements at near, intermediate, far distances


    Although extended depth-of-focus IOLs are available, their strengths are only far and intermediate vision, he said.
    Regarding trifocal IOLs, “if you learn to improve your preoperative organization to provide plano refractive results by doing a perfect biometry analysis, then every patient is happy,” Dr. Piovella said.

    However, surgeons using the trifocal must provide dry eye therapy to ensure optimal ocular surface health, he said. His study found that over 16% of patients required pre - and postoperative dry eye management.

    Dr. Piovella himself was implanted binocularly with the trifocal IOL.

    Dr. Piovella added he is involved in a study on a trifocal toric IOL based on the same platform that should be in press soon. 


    Matteo Piovella, MD

    E: [email protected]

    This article was adapted from Dr. Piovella’s presentation at the 2017 meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Piovella is a consultant for Acufocus, Carl Zeiss Meditec, Johnson & Johnson Vision, and TearLab.

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