Multifocal Intraocular Lenses: Complications

  • Roberto Fernández Buenaga
  • Jorge L. Alió
Part of the Essentials in Ophthalmology book series (ESSENTIALS)


Implantation of multifocal IOLs that offer full refractive correction at all distances is the ideal goal for cataract and lens-based refractive surgery. Overall, multifocal IOLs achieve high patient satisfaction. Other studies also show a high patient satisfaction after multifocal IOL surgery with scores of 8.3 ± 1.6 (out of 10) and 8.5 ± 1.2 (out of 9), respectively.


Cataract surgery Pupil size Posterior capsule opacification Lens explantation Photic phenomena Multifocal lens 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberto Fernández Buenaga
    • 1
  • Jorge L. Alió
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Cornea, Cataracts and Refractive SurgeryVissum CorporationMadridSpain
  2. 2.Research & Development Department and Department of Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive SurgeryVISSUM Corporation and Miguel Hernández UniversityAlicanteSpain

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