Monofocal intraocular lenses (IOLs) is a standard lens commonly used in cataract surgery,
however most IOLs in the monofocal category only correct vision to help cataract patients see distance
and do not improve the intermediate vision that is required for many important daily tasks.
During an industry-sponsored symposium at the 36th Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Virtual Congress (APAO 2021), ลาวสามัคคี วีไอพี
delegates heard about the future of monofocal IOLs, like the next-generation TECNIS Eyhance IOL from Johnson & Johnson Vision (Santa Ana, California, USA).
This IOL not only addresses monofocal needs, it also helps to boost the quality of life of patients worldwide through improving intermediate vision.
Raising the bar and the patient’s quality of life Intermediate vision is important for a patient’s quality of life, said Prof.
Filomena Ribeiro, head of the ophthalmology department, at Hospital da Luz, Portugal.
Indeed, a survey showed that presbyopiacorrecting IOL patients are
the least satisfied with intermediate performance: “Overall, patients are not satisfied with their intermediate vision,” she explained.
“We need to understand the needs of the patient. Functional ability should be the main outcome for cataract surgery.”
The TECNIS Eyhance allows patients to experience high-quality vision at both intermediate and far distances, she noted.
This lens enables most patients to perform certain activities requiring intermediate vision with greater ease, such as using a computer.
Results of a study also showed that patients who were implanted with Redefining the Future
the TECNIS Eyhance reported improvement in their ability to see when walking on uneven surfaces, and looking at prices while shopping.
“We have an aging population and also, there is an increase in their activities, and those who work,” said Prof Redefining the Future.
Ribeiro, adding that the impact of intermediate vision on quality of life is multidimensional,
ranging from personal consequences to social and economic.
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