Study investigates causes, risk factors and outcomes of IOL exchange

WAILEA, Hawaii — IOL exchange may occur at a higher rate in eyes implanted with presbyopia-correcting IOLs than monofocal IOLs. Exchange outcomes are overall satisfactory but better with monofocals, according to a study.
“While this procedure does convey risk … you can have very good results with an improved visual experience,” Terry Kim, MD, said at Hawaiian Eye 2024.
The study, performed at Duke University Eye Center, included 91 eyes of 83 patients who underwent IOL exchange over a period of 4 years; 66 were monofocal IOL exchanges, and 25 were presbyopia-correcting IOL

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