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Regulator of devices investigates complaints about multifocal lens

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h108 (Published 12 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h108
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

The UK regulator of healthcare products is investigating reports that patients who had the intraocular lens Mplus X implanted have experienced problems with distance vision.

Moorfields Eye Hospital in London has said that it has discontinued using the multifocal lens, which is used to treat nearsightedness, and has reported problems with “a very small number” of patients to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The agency later received reports about the lens from three other surgeons through its yellow card system.

A spokeswoman for the hospital said, “Two surgeons had used these lenses in a very small number of patients, but some of these cases …

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