Posterior Capsule Opacification Development With Two Different Intraocular Lenses (MIPHY)
Age-related cataract is the main cause of impaired vision in the elderly population worldwide.
The only treatment that can restore functional visual ability is cataract surgery where the opacified crystalline lens is removed by phacoemulsification and an artificial intraocular lens is implanted into the remaining capsular bag. Cataract operations are generally very successful, with a low risk of serious complications.
The most common reason for impaired vision after uneventful cataract surgery in otherwise healthy eyes is the development of posterior capsule opacification (PCO). PCO is a physiological change (thickening, opacification and clouding) of the capsular bag expected after cataract surgery, because the lens epithelial cells (LECs) undergo hyperplasia and cellular migration. PCO is treated with Nd:YAG capsulotomy, a quick outpatient procedure that uses a laser to open a central hole in the posterior capsular bag.
Modifications in IOL design and material lead to a decrease in the incidence of PCO.
During the past two decades, refinements in surgical technique were made resulting in today's small incision phacoemulsification surgery. Nowadays a multitude of microincision IOLs are available, many of them similar but of course with some differences in regard to the chemical composition of the acrylic material and the IOL design.
The purpose of this study is to compare the development of posterior capsule opacification (PCO) and the frequency of treatment between two different microincision IOLs over a period of 3 years.
|Posterior Capsule Opacification Cataract||Device: HOYA iMics Y-60H Device: PhysIOL microAY|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator)
|Official Title:||Posterior Capsule Opacification Development and Frequency of Nd:YAG Treatment of Two Microincision IOLs: Hoya iMics Y-60H vs. PhysIOL microAY|
- posterior capsular opacification (PCO) [ Time Frame: 3 years ]subjective and objective PCO scoring
- best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
- Nd:YAG rate [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
HOYA iMics Y-60H
eyes with implanted intraocular lens HOYA iMics Y-60H
Device: HOYA iMics Y-60H
same-day bilateral cataract surgery with implantation of intraocular lens HOYA iMics Y-60H in one eye
eyes with implanted intraocular lens PhysIOL microAY
Device: PhysIOL microAY
same-day bilateral cataract surgery with implantation of intraocular lens PhysIOL microAY in one eye
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01734343
|Department of Ophthalmology and Optometry of the Medical University Vienna|
|Vienna, Austria, 1090|
|Principal Investigator:||Rupert Menapace, Prof. Dr.||Medical University of Vienna|