2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
13 Refractive Surgery
Chapter 8: Intraocular Refractive Surgery
Multifocal Intraocular Lenses
The surgical technique for MFIOL insertion is the same as that used in standard small-incision cataract surgery with a foldable acrylic IOL. MFIOLs are much more sensitive than are monofocal IOLs to minor optic decentration. If the posterior capsule is not intact, IOL decentration is more likely to occur, and adequate fixation for an MFIOL should be determined before implantation.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 13 - Refractive Surgery. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.