The efficacy of "IOL-Vip Revolution" telescopic intraocular lens in age-related macular degeneration cases with senile cataract

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Dag M., Afrashi F. , Nalcaci S., Mentes J. , Akkin C.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.29, pp.615-620, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/1120672118803831
  • Page Numbers: pp.615-620


Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy of the IOL-Vip Revolution telescopic intraocular lens in age-related macular degeneration patients. Methods: A total of 13 eyes of 12 age-related macular degeneration patients with senile cataract were enrolled. Selection of the patients was done by means of a low vision diagnostic and rehabilitative program (IOL-Vip software) that evaluates residual visual function. After standard phacoemulsification surgery, the incision site was enlarged and the IOL-Vip Revolution system was implanted in the capsular bag. The outcome measures were best corrected visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, anterior chamber depth, endothelial cell density, central corneal thickness, and quality-of-life questionnaire. Results: The mean age of the subjects was 72.3 +/- 8.5 years. The mean positive power of the intraocular lens was 59 +/- 2 D and the negative intraocular lens power was standard (-46 D). Pre- and postoperative best corrected visual acuity were 1.08 +/- 0.14 and 0.81 +/- 0.16 logMAR in the operated eye and 1.13 +/- 0.36 and 1.01 +/- 0.40 logMAR in the unoperated eye, respectively. The best corrected visual acuity was increased significantly in both operated and unoperated eyes (p = 0.005 and 0.021, respectively). Quality of life and anterior chamber depth increased significantly (p = 0.018 and 0.008, respectively), while endothelial cell density decreased (p = 0.002). No significant differences were detected in central corneal thickness or contrast sensitivity (p = 0.133 and 0.684, respectively). Conclusion: The results showed that IOL-Vip Revolution telescopic intraocular lens is a promising treatment option in age-related macular degeneration patients. The rehabilitation program may have an important role in the restored clinical results, which also provided visual improvement in the unoperated eyes.