Unilateral intraindividual comparison and bilateral performance of a monofocal spherical and diffractive extended depth of field intraocular lens mix-and-match approach

Jascha A. Wendelstein, Marina Casazza, Sophia Reifeltshammer, Kamran Riaz, Seth Pantanelli, Siegfried Mariacher, Theo G. Seiler, Thomas Kohnen, Matthias Bolz

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Background: To evaluate the intraindividual visual performance of a spherical and extended depth of field (EDOF) IOL used in a mix-and-match approach. Methods: Single centre (tertiary care centre), retrospective consecutive case series. Included patients had uneventful cataract surgery with implantation of a spherical monofocal IOL (CT Spheris 204) in the dominant eye and a diffractive EDOF IOL (AT LARA 829) in the non-dominant eye. Monocular and binocular defocus curves and visual acuity at various distances were assessed. In addition, binocular reading speed, contrast sensitivity, and patient satisfaction using QOV, Catquest 9SF, and glare/halo questionnaires are reported. Results: A total of 29 patients (58 eyes) were included. We observed significant intra-individual differences for monocular DCIVA, DCNVA, UIVA, and UNVA. There were no differences in monocular BCDVA or UDVA. The monocular defocus curves for the two IOLs significantly differed at defocus steps between −1.0 and −3.5 D. 93.10% of patients reported they would opt for the same combination of IOLs. Conclusion: Excellent uncorrected and corrected distance visual acuity was demonstrated in both groups. The mix-and-match approach described in this study yielded good intermediate vision and improved near vision with high-patient satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-41
Number of pages11
JournalClinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology

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