MICS IOLs better than conventional IOLs

April 1, 2008

Microincision cataract surgery (MICS) intraocular lenses (IOLs) provide better patient outcomes, which are more like refractive surgery in terms of reduced postoperative astigmatism and minimal induced aberrations, according to a French study.

Microincision cataract surgery (MICS) intraocular lenses (IOLs) provide better patient outcomes, which are more like refractive surgery in terms of reduced postoperative astigmatism and minimal induced aberrations, according to a French study.

Danielle Deidier from Clinic St Vincent, Toulon, France conducted a prospective study of 400 eyes undergoing bimanual MICS. Three hundred eyes received the Akreos MI60, 50 eyes received the Microslim (Physiol) and 50 the Quatrix (Corneal) through a 1.7 mm incision. Aberrometry and higher order aberrations were measured preoperatively and at one week, one month and three months postoperatively.

All three lenses demonstrated good stability within the capsular bag, in addition to good uncorrected visual acuity and best corrected visual acuity results. Low levels of induced astigmatism were recorded and endothelial cell counts were also good.

It was the conclusion of this study that MICS IOLs offer better patient outcomes than conventional lenses.