Apodized diffractive intraocular lens implantation after laser in situ keratomileusis with or without subsequent excimer laser enhancement

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Purpose: To evaluate the long-term refractive and visual outcomes of apodized diffractive multifocal intraocular lens (IOL) implantation after myopic laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) with or without subsequent excimer laser enhancement. Setting: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Texas, USA. Design: Comparative case series. Methods: This study comprised consecutive patients who had implantation of an AcrySof ReSTOR multifocal IOL after previous LASIK. Included were eyes that had refractive surgery enhancement with a Visx Star S4 excimer laser for residual refractive error correction and eyes that had neodymium:YAG (Nd:YAG) capsulotomy. Results: Of the 49 eyes (38 patients), 21 (42.9%) had laser enhancement and 25 (51.0%) had an Nd:YAG capsulotomy. The mean follow-up was 14.2 months ± 7.23 (SD) (range 9 to 29 months). Although the uncorrected distance visual acuity (UDVA) was significantly worse in eyes with enhancement than in those with no enhancement at 1 month and 6 months (P<.05), there was no significant difference in UDVA between the 2 groups at the last follow-up (P>.05). At the last follow-up, 36 (73.5%) of the 49 eyes had a UDVA of 20/25 or better and an uncorrected near visual acuity of Jaeger 1 or better concurrently; 46 eyes (93.9%) were within ±1.00 diopter (D) of emmetropia, and 41 (83.7%) were within ±0.50 D. Conclusion: Apodized diffractive multifocal IOL implantation and excimer laser enhancement in eyes with previous myopic LASIK provided good results. Financial Disclosure: No author has a financial or proprietary interest in any material or method mentioned. Additional disclosure is found in the footnotes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1815-1821
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2010


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems

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