The purpose of this study was to assess the clinical outcome after a bilateral implantation of an extended depth of focus intraocular lens in comparison to a monofocal intraocular lens.Setting:
Department of Ophthalmology, Charité—Medical University Berlin, Germany.Patients and Methods:
A total of 60 eyes of 30 patients were enrolled in this prospective, single-center study. The cataract patients underwent phacoemulsification with bilateral implantation of a TECNIS® Symfony (Abbott Medical Optics, Santa Ana, CA, USA, 15 patients) or a TECNIS Monofocal ZCB00 (Abbott Medical Optics, Santa Ana, CA, USA, 15 patients). Postoperative evaluations were performed after 1 and 3 months, including visual acuities at far, intermediate, and near distance. Mesopic, scotopic vision, and contrast sensitivity were investigated. Aberrometry was performed using an iTrace aberrometer with a pupil scan size of 5.0 mm.Results:
After 3 months, the TECNIS Symfony group reached an uncorrected visual acuity at far distance of −0.02 logMAR compared to −0.06 logMAR in the TECNIS Monofocal group (p = 0.03). Regarding the uncorrected vision at intermediate and near distance the following values were obtained: intermediate visual acuity −0.13 versus 0.0 logMAR (TECNIS Symfony vs TECNIS Monofocal, p = 0.001) and near visual acuity 0.11 versus 0.26 logMAR (TECNIS Symfony vs TECNIS Monofocal, p = 0.001). Low-contrast visual acuities were 0.27 versus 0.20 logMar (TECNIS Symfony vs TECNIS Monofocal, p = 0.023).Conclusion:
The TECNIS Symfony intraocular lens can be considered an appropriate alternative to multifocal intraocular lenses because of good visual results at far, intermediate, and near distance as well as in low-contrast vision.