Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
38(8): 1346-1351 August 2012
To determine whether extreme pseudophakic monovision can reduce or eliminate diplopia in patients with cataract and longstanding acquired strabismus.
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Cincinnati, and the Cincinnati Eye Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Intentional extreme monovision was created in patients with stable diplopia having cataract surgery. Intraocular lens selection was targeted for emmetropia in 1 eye and at least 3.0 diopters of myopia in the fellow eye.
Twelve patients with stable diplopia attained excellent uncorrected distance and near vision with a marked reduction in or elimination of double vision.
Patients with stable acquired strabismus with diplopia may be candidates for extreme pseudophakic monovision, which may be a new strategy to eliminate double vision.