AUG 06, 2009
Cataract/Anterior Segment, Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Researchers implanted 14 cataract patients with light-adjustable lenses (LALs) that would purposely result in myopic errors of up to -1.5 D. The lens was then treated with a digital light device to induce the targeted myopic refractive change. Once achieved, the LAL was treated again to lock in the lens power. Of the 14 eyes, 13 eyes (92.9 percent) achieved 0.25 D of the target refraction one day after lock-in with all eyes reaching the targeted adjustment within 0.5 D at nine months. UCVA improved in more than 70 percent of eyes, and BCVA was 20/25 or better in 13 eyes.