First Results With New Silicone Fluid–Filled Accommodating IOL

Tuesday, April 21, 2015: 9:06 AM
Room 4 (San Diego Convention Center)
Gerd U. Auffarth, MD
Ramin Khoramnia, MD
Mary S. A. Attia, MD
Katharina Linz, MD
Mike P. Holzer, MD
Florian T. Kretz, MD

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.