Literature review reveals need for prospective, randomized long-term trial to determine phakic IOL safety

NEW ORLEANS — A researcher who investigated the safety of phakic IOLs by reviewing published studies found some positive evidence but was unable to draw precise conclusions due to the study parameters. Thomas Kohnen, MD, PhD, FEBO, shared results he found from 20 published studies here at Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day, which was jointly sponsored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the International Society of Refractive Surgery.These studies, which met extensive criteria such as minimum number of patients, trial design, and inclusion and exclusion criteria, involved 2,502 eyes of (Read more...)

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