Multifocal intraocular lenses (MIOLs) are effective in treating presbyopia before cataracts develop. This study measured health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and vision-related quality of life (VRQoL) after clear lens extraction (CLE) and MIOL implantation.
Before-and-After study.
Patients were treated in Medilaser Coronaria, CorGroup, Oulu, Finland. HRQoL was measured by a generic 15 dimension (15D) instrument. VRQoL was measured with VF-14 questionnaire.
CLE and MIOL implantation was performed in 137 patients. The patient age was 57 ± 6.2 years (mean±standard deviation), and 58% were women. The near add was 2.1±0.3 diopters. The overall HRQoL 15D score increased from 0.938±0.058 to 0.955±0.057 at 6 months (p<0.0001 vs baseline) and to 0.948±0.060 at 1 year (p=0.02 vs baseline). The VRQoL VF14 score increased from 85.32±15.57 to 96.57±5.07 at 6 months (p<0.0001 vs baseline) and to 96.61±6.48 at 1 year (p<0.0001 vs baseline). The increase of HRQoL was correlated with the increase of VRQoL (p<0.04).
CLE and MIOL implantation improved HRQoL and VRQoL compared to spectacles in this 1-year follow-up study. Improvement of HRQoL was correlated with VRQoL.

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