16 Nov Limited Vitrectomy Improves Visual Function in Multi-Focal Pseudophakia with Vision Degrading Myodesopsia
On November 5, 2022 Dr. Sebag presnted a lecture at the 55th annual meeting of The Retina Society at The Langham Hotel in Pasadena.
Patients who have undergone cataract surgery with implantation of a multi-focal intraocular lens (intended to enable focusing at distance, intermediate, and near), are sometimes unhappy with their vision. Vitreous (the gel that fills the center of the eye) opacification could be part of the problem, so this study was undertaken to evaluate 55 such patients and compare them to 125 other patients. There was increased density of the vitreous body and significant degradation in contrast sensitivity (the ability to discern shades of grey, which is an important component of vision). Limited vitrectomy cured this, improving vision and making patients very happy. Thus, anyone who is unhappy with their vision following implantation of a multi-focal intraocular lens should be evaluated for abnormal vitreous and if contrast sensitivity is degraded, then treatment should be considered.
This presentation was well-received by the audience, and these results are published in the December 2022 issue of the American Journal of Ophthalmology: https://www.ajo.com/article/S0002-9394(22)00182-9/fulltext