Visual Outcomes of Presbyopia-Correcting Hydrogel Corneal Inlay in Pseudophakic Presbyopic Subjects

Saturday, April 18, 2015: 4:07 PM
Room 3 (San Diego Convention Center)
Dan B. Tran, MD

To assess visual outcomes in pseudophakic patients treated with a transparent hydrogel corneal inlay (Raindrop) to improve near and intermediate vision.

Thirty-five subjects previously implanted with standard monofocal IOLs for cataract were identified and treated in the non-dominant eye with Raindrop Near Vision Inlay that creates a central corneal steepening (Profocal cornea) to increase the range of vision. Thirteen subjects were also treated with LASIK concurrently to correct for ametropia. Uncorrected and best distance-corrected visual acuities at 6M will be reported based on standard measurement methods while patient satisfaction, and any visual symptoms will be assessed using a questionnaire.

Thirty-two patients were examined at 6 months.  Monocularly in the inlay eye, 88% of patients were 20/32 or better UNVA and 78% of patients were 20/40 or better UDVA.  Ocular symptoms were minimal with only 6% of patients reporting ocular dryness and no patients reporting glare or halos.  Eighty-eight percent of patients were satisfied or very satisfied, 12% were neutral, and no patients were dissatisfied.

Raindrop changes the shape of the cornea to improve near and intermediate vision. In this cohort of pseudophakic patients implanted with standard monofocal IOLs, the transparent inlay improved visual acuities and patient’s satisfaction significantly.