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Patient satisfaction after uneventful cataract surgery with implantation of a silicone or acrylic foldable intraocular lens. Comparative study.
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PMID:  11687359     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To compare patient satisfaction with vision 12 months after implantation of a silicone or acrylic foldable intraocular lens (IOL). SETTING: John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. METHODS: Selection criteria included patients who had uneventful cataract extraction by phacoemulsification with a temporal clear corneal incision or superior scleral tunnel incision, a curvilinear capsulorhexis, and in-the-bag IOL placement. One hundred sixty-two patients surveyed had a mean follow-up of approximately 15 months (range 12 to 18 months). Patients were divided into 3 groups of 54 each based on IOL type: AMO SI-30/40, Alcon MA30BA, and Alcon MA60BA. All patients were surveyed over the telephone using a standardized questionnaire protocol. They were questioned about their perception of vision with best optical correction in relation to visual blurring symptoms, glare symptoms, night vision, near vision, and overall vision. RESULTS: There were no significant differences in patient satisfaction among the 3 IOL groups in visual blurring or night vision. Patients in the SI-30/40 and MA60BA groups reported significantly higher satisfaction with glare symptoms, near vision, and overall satisfaction than patients in the MA30BA group. CONCLUSION: The SI-30/SI-40 and the MA60BA IOLs received significantly higher patient satisfaction scores than the MA30BA IOL in glare symptoms, near vision, and overall satisfaction.
I P Hwang; R J Olson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cataract and refractive surgery     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0886-3350     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cataract Refract Surg     Publication Date:  2001 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-11-05     Completed Date:  2001-12-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8604171     Medline TA:  J Cataract Refract Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1607-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acrylic Resins*
Biocompatible Materials
Lens Implantation, Intraocular*
Lenses, Intraocular*
Patient Satisfaction*
Silicone Elastomers*
Visual Acuity
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Acrylic Resins; 0/Biocompatible Materials; 0/Silicone Elastomers

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