Multifocal intraocular lenses in cataract surgery: Literature review of benefits and side effects

Niels E. de Vries*, Rudy M. M. A. Nuijts

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Abstract

This literature review looks at the current status of multifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs) in cataract surgery. The results of implantation of multifocal IOLs of diffractive, refractive, and hybrid diffractive refractive design are described with regard to uncorrected near and distance visual acuity and spectacle independence. The occurrence of photic phenomena and contrast sensitivity loss with multifocal IOLs are also addressed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268-278
JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013

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