• Written By: Jason E. Stahl, MD
    Refractive Mgmt/Intervention

    This prospective study included seven patients (10 eyes) implanted with the Calhoun light adjustable lens after standard phacoemulsification. Two weeks after surgery, mean refraction was +0.78±0.79 D. After ultraviolet adjustment and lock-in, two to three weeks after surgery, the refraction was ­0.07±0.21 D. In four of 10 eyes, a second adjustment was necessary. At one month postop, all patients were within 0.50 D of intended refraction. After adjustment, cylinder reduced from 0.88 preoperatively to 0.15. Mean uncorrected visual acuity was 1.02 and all eyes gained at least two lines on the Snellen chart. The authors conclude that the new IOL can correct up to 2 D of sphere and cylinder after Implantation.