Multifocal intraocular lenses: Relative indications and contraindications for implantation

Rosa Braga-Mele, David Chang, Steven Dewey, Gary Foster, Bonnie An Henderson, Warren Hill, Richard Hoffman, Brian Little, Nick Mamalis, Thomas Oetting, Donald Serafano, Audrey Talley-Rostov, Abhay Vasavada, Sonia Yoo

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This article presents an extensive overview of best clinical practice pertaining to selection and use of multifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs) currently available in the United States. Relevant preoperative diagnostic evaluations, patient selection criteria, counseling, and managing expectations are reviewed, as well as how to approach patients with underlying ocular intricacies or challenges and best practices for intraoperative challenges during planned implantation of a multifocal IOL. Managing the unhappy multifocal IOL patient if implantation has been performed is also addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-322
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of cataract and refractive surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems


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