Akreos MICS lens gets the thumbs up

September 10, 2007

Cataract surgery with the Akreos MI60 microincision lens (Bausch & Lomb) is a safe and effective procedure.

Cataract surgery with the Akreos MI60 microincision lens (Bausch & Lomb) is a safe and effective procedure, according to Jorge Alio and co-workers from VISSUM Instituto Oftalmologica de Alicante, Spain and study groups in France, Germany, Italy and Sweden.

The study enrolled 98 eyes to be implanted with the Akreos lens using bimanual phaco with the Millenium system (Bausch & Lomb), a wound-assisted MI60 lens implantation and a 1.8 mm cartridge. Mean age of subjects was 70 years and the mean preoperative spherical equivalent was -0.53±2.93 D.

The corneal incision changed from a pre-implant value of 1.68±0.24 mm to a post-implant value of 1.82±0.16 mm, implying a wound stretch with implantation of 0.14±0.22 mm. Postoperative spherical equivalent was -0.05±0.90 D, while best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) improved from 0.42±0.25 to 0.04±0.18.

The research group believe that cataract surgery using the Akreos MI60 microincision lens produces excellent visual and refractive outcomes.

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