Straylight Measurements in Two Different Apodized Diffractive Multifocal Intraocular Lenses

Ruth Lapid-Gortzak, Grzegorz Labuz, Ivanka J van der Meulen, Jan Willem van der Linden, M P Mourits, Tom J van den Berg

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PURPOSE: To evaluate differences in straylight between eyes implanted with a hydrophilic multifocal IOL (Seelens MF; Hanita Lenses, Hanita, Israel) and a hydrophobic multifocal IOL (SN6AD1; Alcon Laboratories, Inc., Fort Worth, TX).

METHODS: In a prospective cohort study, routinely obtained straylight measurements (C-Quant; Oculus Optikgeräte, Wetzlar, Germany) 3 months after standard phacoemulsification for either cataract or refractive lens procedures were compared. Patients were implanted with either the SeeLens MF IOL or the SN6AD1 IOL. Postoperative straylight values, visual acuity, and refractive outcomes were compared.

RESULTS: The SeeLens MF IOL was implanted in 84 eyes and the SN6AD1 IOL in 79 eyes. The difference in straylight was 0.08 (P = .01), with the SeeLens MF IOL having less straylight. Postoperative CDVA was logMAR -0.03 ± 0.06 in the SeeLens MF group, and logMAR -0.02 ± 0.08 in the SN6AD1 group. Mean postoperative refraction was +0.01 ± 0.43 and +0.06 ± 0.35 D, respectively.

CONCLUSIONS: The Seelens MF IOL showed a stray-light of log(s) 0.08 lower than the SN6AD1 IOL. In terms of spherical equivalent and visual acuity the lenses performed equally. More study will aid in understanding the causes and clinical impact of this difference.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)746-51
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Refractive Surgery
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015


  • Aged
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Female
  • Glare
  • Humans
  • Lens Implantation, Intraocular
  • Lenses, Intraocular
  • Light
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Prospective Studies
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Pseudophakia/physiopathology
  • Scattering, Radiation
  • Vision Disorders/diagnosis
  • Visual Acuity/physiology


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