2018 - 5 Issue

Original article

Pilot Results of Implantation of the New Hydrophobic Intraocular Lens Zeiss LUCIA 611P in the Czech Republic

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Background: Cataract surgery is one of the most common procedures performed by the ophthalmic surgeon. In this paper, we evaluate of postoperative results of the hydrophobic intraocular lens CT LUCIA 611 in patients undergoing routine cataract surgery.

Methods: The study included 23 patients (29 eyes), average age of 69.0 + 9.2 years (span 53 to 86 years) with uncomplicated senile cataract. After phacoemulsification, CT LUCIA 611 intraocular lenses were implanted. Patients were examined 3 months and 6 months after surgery. Uncorrected visual acuity (UVA), best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), refraction, occurrence of opacities of the posterior capsule, and subjective contentment of patients according to the questionnaire VF-14 (visual functioning) were examined.

Results: 3 months after surgery, the average UVA was 0.68 ± 0.4, and BCVA 0.92 ± 0.3. Half-a-year after surgery, UVA was 0.82 ± 0.1 and BCVA 0.94 ± 0.2. Good uncorrected visual acuity and a minimal occurrence of opacities of the posterior capsule corresponded with a high degree of contentment of patients.

Conclusions: On the basis of the author’s present experience it can be concluded that the Zeiss CT LUCIA 611 intraocular lens exhibits good and stable postoperative results.