Fellow-eye comparison of posterior capsule opacification with AcrySof SN60AT and AF-1 YA-60BB blue-blocking intraocular lenses.J Cataract Refract Surg. 2008 Sep; 34(9):1489-94.JC
To evaluate intraindividual differences in posterior capsule opacification (PCO) and visual performance of AcrySof SN60AT (Alcon Laboratories) and AF-1 YA-60BB (Hoya Corp.) intraocular lenses (IOLs).
Ophthalmology Department, St. Thomas' Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
In this prospective single-surgeon standardized-surgical-procedure fellow-eye comparison, an AcrySof SN60AT or an AF-1 YA-60BB IOL was randomized to the first eye of 36 patients and fellow-eye surgery was performed within 4 to 6 weeks. Follow-up was at 1, 3, 6, 12, and 24 months. Best distance- corrected logMAR visual acuity was measured at 100% and 9% contrast. Contrast sensitivity was measured using the Functional Acuity Contrast Test (FACT) on the Optec 3500 instrument (Stereo Optical Company, Inc.). Color vision was assessed with the Farnsworth Munsell 100-hue test. After pupil dilation, digital retroillumination photographs were taken and the percentage area of PCO was calculated using POCO software.
Posterior capsule opacification was significantly greater in the AF-1 YA-60BB group than in the AcrySof SN60AT group at all time points (P<.0001), with the difference greatest at 24 months. At 24 months, 100% contrast visual acuity was significantly better in the AcrySof SN60AT group than in the AF-1 YA-60BB group (P = .0313); 9% contrast visual acuity was significantly better in the AcrySof SN60AT group from 6 months onward. There was no significant difference between groups in color vision or contrast sensitivity. Electron microscopy showed the AcrySof SN60AT IOL has a much sharper posterior edge profile.
The AcrySof SN60AT IOL had better PCO performance and thus visual performance than the AF-1 YA-60BB IOL. This is attributable to the differences in optic edge design.