Multifocal intraocular lenses: Types, outcomes, complications and how to solve them

Taiwan J Ophthalmol. 2017 Oct-Dec;7(4):179-184. doi: 10.4103/tjo.tjo_19_17.


The multifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs) available are often able to restore visual function and allow spectacle independence after their implantation with great levels of patient satisfaction. The factors associated with the postoperatory success include the careful selection of the patient, the knowledge about the IOLs' design, and their visual performance added to the proper surgical technique and management of possible complications as demonstrated by the evidence available.

Keywords: Cataract surgery; multifocal intraocular lenses; patient satisfaction; refractive lens exchange; spectacle independence.

Publication types

  • Review