First Results With New Silicone Fluid–Filled Accommodating IOL
The aim of this study was to evaluate possible accommodation and restoration of visual acuity from distance till near with a new accommodating, silicon fluid filled, IOL, the FluidVision AIOL.
During femto-second-laser assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) a silicone fluid filled, FluidVision intraocular lens was implanted through a 4mm incision. 1 day, 1 week, 1 month and 3 month postoperative UNVA, UIVA, UDVA, DCNVA, DCIVA, CDVA using ETDRS charts as well as reading performance (Salzburg reading desk) and accommodation measurements (WAM) were evaluated. So far 5 patients are included in the study.
First 1 week results are very promising reaching 0.0logMAR for CDVA and an accommodation range of more than 1.5 D. Further results of the 3 month visit will be updated.
Restoration of accommodation is a long term goal in cataract and refractive surgery. Many attempts have been made with dual optic IOLs, and optic shift IOLs in the past. The FluidVision accommodating IOL provides a range of more than 1.5D of actual accommodation without the risks of multifocal IOLs. Higher numbers of patients should prove the safety and stability of this lens.