Do personality characteristics impact multifocal IOL patient satisfaction

June 1, 2011

First answers from the Happy Patient Project

Assessing patient personality

First step of the Happy Patient Project was to identify correlations between patient personality and postoperative patient satisfaction. Psychometric parameters were used to assess patient personality.

A variety of multifocal IOLs were used, including Tecnis ZM900/ZMA00 (AMO), ReZoom (AMO), Acri.Lisa (Carl Zeiss Meditec) and ReSTOR/Restor+3 (Alcon). Overall, near and distance visual acuity results were excellent with mean uncorrected distance visual acuity of 0.05 logMAR after 3 months and 0.06 logMAR after 6 months. Mean best-corrected visual acuity was 0.03 log MAR after 3 months and 0.02 logMAR after 6 months.