Stability and visual outcomes of the capsulotomy-fixated FEMTIS-IOL after automated femtosecond laser-assisted anterior capsulotomy


PURPOSE: To evaluate stability and performance of a new monofocal anterior capsulotomy-fixated intraocular lens (IOL) (FEMTIS; Teleon Surgical B.V., Spankeren, Netherlands) after femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS). DESIGN: Prospective, multicenter, interventional, noncomparative case series. METHODS: FLACS with FEMTIS IOL was performed in 336 eyes of 183 cataract patients with fixation of the IOL to the anterior capsulotomy followed up for 12 months. Examination included uncorrected distance visual acuity (UDVA), best-corrected visual acuity (CDVA), subjective refraction, IOL centration, posterior capsule opacification (PCO), and investigators' satisfaction questionnaire. RESULTS: At 12 months, mean IOL rotation was 1.50 ± 1.76 degrees and decentration 0.14 ± 0.14 mm from baseline (day of surgery). Mean horizontal IOL tilt was 0.70 ± 0.60 degrees and vertical 1.15 ± 1.06 degrees relative to the baseline (crystalline lens). Mean distance between IOL and iris was 0.32 mm to 0.36 mm for all measured meridians. Mean UDVA was 0.12 ± 0.14 logMAR (range -0.20 to 0.54 logMAR), mean CDVA -0.01 ± 0.09 logMAR (range -0.30 to 0.20 logMAR). Mean spherical equivalent was 0.35 ± 0.53 diopter (D) and 98% of eyes (n = 235) were within ±1.0 D. Median PCO score was 1 with an Nd:YAG laser rate of 3.1% after 12 months. Most surgeons were very satisfied (median score: 1) with surgery and implanted IOL. CONCLUSIONS: Implantation of FEMTIS IOL provided excellent visual and stable refractive outcomes. IOL decentration was very low compared to other published studies and showed an exceptional high in-the-bag stability over a 12-month period. This lens benefits from femtosecond laser capsulotomies. It can be positioned very predictably and offers an optimal platform for toric and multifocal IOL optics.

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Divisions: College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Optometry > Optometry
College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Optometry > Optometry & Vision Science Research Group (OVSRG)
College of Health & Life Sciences
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Ophthalmology
Publication ISSN: 1879-1891
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Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2021 15:26
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Published Date: 2021-05
Published Online Date: 2021-01-04
Accepted Date: 2020-12-22
Submitted Date: 2020-10-03
Authors: Auffarth, Gerd Uwe
Friedmann, Elfriede
Breyer, Detlef
Kaymak, Hakan
Holland, Detlef
Dick, Burkhard
Petzold, Alexander
Shah, Sunil (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-5373-5305)
Salva Ladaria, Luis
Garcia, Scott Anderson
Khoramnia, Ramin

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