To report the initial experience with a new presbyopic phakic intraocular lens (pIOL) in the correction of high myopia and presbyopia.
Gemini Eye Clinic, Zlin, Czech Republic.
Prospective cohort study.
Presbyopic eyes with moderate to high myopia were implanted with a presbyopic posterior chamber pIOL (IPCL). The visual acuities at near and distance, endothelial cell density, and ocular condition were examined 1 week, 3 months, 1 year and 2 years postoperatively.
The mean uncorrected distance visual acuity improved significantly from 1.25 logarithm of the minimum angle of resolution (logMAR) (1.15 to 1.35 95% confidence interval [CI]) to 0.11 logMAR (95% CI, 0.03 to 0.17) (P < .0001). No eye lost 1 or more lines of corrected distance visual acuity. The mean distance refraction improved significantly from -6.9 diopters (D) (range -8.6 to -5.3 D) preoperatively to -0.35 D (range -0.55 to -0.15 D, P < .0001) with less than -0.5 D residual refraction in 11 of 17 eyes. Fifteen of 17 eyes had improved uncorrected near visual acuity to J1 (Jaeger chart) at the 2-year follow-up. The near addition at the 2-year follow-up decreased from preoperatively +1.26 D (range 0.19 to 2.34 D) to +0.39 D (range 0.18 to 0.60 D). The mean endothelial cell density was reduced from 2552 cells/mm (range 2421 to 2682 cells/mm) to 2299 cells/mm (range 2108 to 2490 cells/mm) after 2 years. All patients were subjectively satisfied with the outcomes.
The new pIOL provided good visual outcomes in near and far distances in an initial case series of patients.