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Correction of residual hyperopia after cataract surgery using the light adjustable intraocular lens technology

Arturo Chayet, Christian A Sandstedt, Shiao H Chang, Paul Rhee, Barbara Tsuchiyama, Daniel Schwartz.


To determine whether residual hyperopia could be corrected postoperatively using the light adjustable lens technology in patients undergoing cataract surgery and light adjustable lens implantation.


Prospective, nonrandomized clinical trial.


Fourteen eyes of 14 patients were studied. The manifest refraction, uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA), and best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) were determined with follow-up time to determine the achieved refractive corrections and their stability.


Of 14 eyes, 13 eyes (92.9%) achieved +/- 0.25 diopters (D) of the target refraction at one day post lock-in, with 100% of the eyes achieving the targeted refractive adjustment within 0.5 D or better up to six months postoperative follow-up. All eyes treated show no change in manifest spherical refraction >0.25 D between one day post lock-in, and three and six months postoperative visits. The data demonstrate the stability of the achieved refractive change after the adjustment and lock-in procedures. The mean rate of change was 0.006 D per month, which is six times more stable than that of refractive procedures.


Residual hyperopia errors in the range of +0.25 to +2.0 D were successfully corrected with precision and significant improvement in UCVA and without compromising BCVA using the light adjustable intraocular lens technology.