Clinical Efficacy of Pinhole Soft Contact Lenses for the Correction of Presbyopia

Si Yoon Park, Young Joon Choi, Ji Won Jung, Moonjung Choi, Eung Kweon Kim, Kyoung Yul Seo, Tae Im Kim

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We investigated the clinical efficacy of pinhole soft contact lenses for presbyopia correction. Twenty participants with presbyopia wore pinhole soft contact lenses in the non-dominant eye for 2 weeks. Manifest refraction, Goldmann binocular visual field tests, contrast sensitivity tests, and biomicroscopic examinations were performed along with evaluations of questionnaire responses and the binocular corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA), distance-corrected near visual acuity (DCNVA), distance-corrected intermediate visual acuity (DCIVA), and depth of focus, both before and after 2 weeks of lens wear. DCNVA at 33 and 40 cm and DCIVA at 50 and 70 cm showed significant improvements after pinhole lens wear (P-value: <0.001, <0.001, <0.001, and 0.046, respectively), with no changes in the binocular visual field and binocular CDVA. Contrast sensitivities under photopic and mesopic conditions decreased at some frequencies; however, visual function questionnaire scores significantly improved (all P-values <0.001). These findings suggest that pinhole contact lenses effectively correct presbyopia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-114
Number of pages9
JournalSeminars in Ophthalmology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Feb 17

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