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D. Parver, S.Y. Lee, Y.–G. He, J.P. McCulley; Evaluation of Vitreo– Retinal Procedures Combined with Cataract Extraction and Implantation of the Acrysof Natural Intraocular Lens . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2004;45(13):331.
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Purpose:To evaluate the vitreo–retinal surgeon's ability to perform surgery in subjects who have undergone cataract extraction with implantation of the Acrysof Natural Intraocular Lens containing a blue wave length blocking chromophore. Methods: Upon completion of a combined cataract extraction (with implantation of the Acrysof Natural IOL) and vitreo–retinal surgical procedure each surgeon completed a questionnaire designed to assess the ability to perform such surgeries using the Acysof Natural IOL. Results:15 eyes in 15 patients underwent combined cataract extraction with vitreo–retinal surgery over a 6 week period. Results from the questionnaire survey showed that there were no significant difficulties in viewing the vitreous or retina during a combined procedure; there were no instances where imaging of the retina was hindered during air/fluid exchange; there were no significant changes seen during endolaser photocoagulation of the retina. Conclusions: There is no interfence with the surgeon's ability to perform vitreo–retinal procedures following cataract extraction and IOL implantation with the Acrysof Natual IOL. There were no instances where a planned procedure had to be altered in any way due to the presence of the Acrysof Natural IOL.
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