Articles: PDF OnlySmall incision surgery with the STAAR Elastimide three-piece posterior chamber intraocular lensUtrata, Peter J. M.D.a,*; Sanders, Donald R. M.D., Ph.D.b; DeLuca, Maryclareb; Raanan, Marsha G. M.S.b; Ballew, Carol Ph.D.bAuthor Information aThe Grant Eye and Ear Hospital and Department of Ophthalmology, Ohio State University, Columbus bThe Center for Clinical Research, Chicago, Illinois *Reprint requests to Peter J. Utrata, M.D., 303 East Town Street, Suite 270, Columbus, Ohio 43215. The authors have a financial interest in the products studied. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery: July 1994 - Volume 20 - Issue 4 - p 426-431 doi: 10.1016/S0886-3350(13)80179-4 Free Metrics Abstract One hundred twelve patients scheduled for uncomplicated cataract removal were randomly assigned to receive a STAAR Elastimide three-piece foldable intraocular lens inserted through a 4.0 mm incision or a STAAR poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) lens inserted through a 7.0 mm incision. The same surgeon performed all surgeries using identical techniques, except for incision size and number of sutures. Patients receiving Elastimide lenses had significantly better uncorrected visual acuity postoperatively than patients receiving PMMA lenses and also had significantly less keratometric cylinder, surgically induced cylinder (vector method), and refractive cylinder. The Elastimide foldable lens offers the advantages of small incision surgery for patients who require a three-piece lens. © Williams & Wilkins 1994. All Rights Reserved.