The Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology

Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology:

Issue 4, July/August 2017 Review Article

Supplementary IOLs: Monofocal and Multifocal, Their Applications and Limitations

Manzouri, Bita; Dari, Maria-Laura; Claoué, Charles



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From the *Department of Ophthalmology, Queen’s Hospital, BHR University Hospitals; †Institute of Health Sciences, Barts & The London School of Medicine & Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London; and ‡119 Harley Street, London, England.


Reprints: Charles Claoué, 119 Harley Street, London, England. E-mail:
charles@dbcg.co.uk.



Abstract


Supplemental intraocular lenses (IOLs) have been developed to replace IOLs designed for in-the-bag placement being used as “piggy-back” IOLs in the sulcus due to unacceptable complications. The new IOLs have unique platform designs to avoid these complications. As a result, a new nomenclature is needed to describe the 4 scenarios when supplemental IOL use is now indicated.




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