Although extended depth-of-focus IOLs are available, their strengths are only far and intermediate vision, he said.
Regarding trifocal IOLs, “if you learn to improve your preoperative organization to provide plano refractive results by doing a perfect biometry analysis, then every patient is happy,” Dr. Piovella said.
However, surgeons using the trifocal must provide dry eye therapy to ensure optimal ocular surface health, he said. His study found that over 16% of patients required pre - and postoperative dry eye management.
Dr. Piovella himself was implanted binocularly with the trifocal IOL.
Dr. Piovella added he is involved in a study on a trifocal toric IOL based on the same platform that should be in press soon.