Comparison of a new-generation sectorial addition multifocal intraocular lens and a diffractive apodized multifocal intraocular lens

Jan Willem Van Der Linden, Mirjam Van Velthoven, Ivanka Van Der Meulen, Carla Nieuwendaal, Maarten Mourits, Ruth Lapid-Gortzak

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Purpose: To compare visual, refractive, and satisfactory outcomes between a new-generation sectorial addition multifocal intraocular lens (IOL) (Lentis Mplus LS-312; study group) and a diffractive apodized multifocal IOL (Restor SN6AD1; control group). Setting: Private practice, Driebergen, and Department of Ophthalmology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Design: Comparative case series. Methods: Refractive and visual outcomes at near and distance, patient satisfaction, and dysphotopsia scores were recorded 3, 6, and 12 months postoperatively. Results: The study group comprised 90 eyes and the control group, 143 eyes. Three months postoperatively, the mean uncorrected distance visual acuity (UDVA) was not statistically significantly different between the study group and the control group (0.04 ± 0.15 logMAR [SD] versus 0.06 ± 0.25 logMAR). The control group had significantly better uncorrected near visual acuity than the study group at 30 cm (0.05 ± 0.14 logMAR versus 0.15 ± 0.08 logMAR) and 40 cm (0.05 ± 0.14 versus 0.16 ± 0.21) (P<.01 and P<.03, respectively). Patients in the control group were more satisfied with their vision (P<.001). Dissatisfaction was related to younger age at surgery and male sex (P<.0001 and P<.033 respectively). Dysphotopsia occurred in approximately 18% of cases in both groups. Conclusions: The new sectorial addition multifocal IOL performed comparably to the diffractive apodized multifocal IOL in terms of UDVA and the presence of dysphotopsia. The diffractive apodized multifocal IOL performed better at 30 cm and 40 cm reading distances and had higher patient satisfaction. Financial Disclosure: Dr. Lapid-Gortzak has received speaker's fees from Alcon, Simovision, Oculentis, and Medtechnika. Dr. Lapid-Gortzak and Dr. van der Meulen have received an unrestricted research grant from Oculentis. Dr. van Velthoven has received speaker's fees from Novartis (Netherlands). Drs. van der Linden, Nieuwendaal, and Mourits have no financial or proprietary interest in any material or method mentioned.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-73
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems


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