The efficacy of "IOL-Vip Revolution" telescopic intraocular lens in age-related macular degeneration cases with senile cataract.Eur J Ophthalmol. 2019 Nov; 29(6):615-620.EJ
To evaluate the efficacy of the IOL-Vip Revolution telescopic intraocular lens in age-related macular degeneration patients.
A total of 13 eyes of 12 age-related macular degeneration patients with senile cataract were enrolled. Selection of the patients was done by means of a low vision diagnostic and rehabilitative program (IOL-Vip software) that evaluates residual visual function. After standard phacoemulsification surgery, the incision site was enlarged and the IOL-Vip Revolution system was implanted in the capsular bag. The outcome measures were best corrected visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, anterior chamber depth, endothelial cell density, central corneal thickness, and quality-of-life questionnaire.
The mean age of the subjects was 72.3 ± 8.5 years. The mean positive power of the intraocular lens was 59 ± 2 D and the negative intraocular lens power was standard (-46 D). Pre- and postoperative best corrected visual acuity were 1.08 ± 0.14 and 0.81 ± 0.16 logMAR in the operated eye and 1.13 ± 0.36 and 1.01 ± 0.40 logMAR in the unoperated eye, respectively. The best corrected visual acuity was increased significantly in both operated and unoperated eyes (p = 0.005 and 0.021, respectively). Quality of life and anterior chamber depth increased significantly (p = 0.018 and 0.008, respectively), while endothelial cell density decreased (p = 0.002). No significant differences were detected in central corneal thickness or contrast sensitivity (p = 0.133 and 0.684, respectively).
The results showed that IOL-Vip Revolution telescopic intraocular lens is a promising treatment option in age-related macular degeneration patients. The rehabilitation program may have an important role in the restored clinical results, which also provided visual improvement in the unoperated eyes.