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J Cataract Refract Surg. 2006 Feb;32(2):269-78.

Optical analysis of an accommodating intraocular lens.

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University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To model the feasibility of an accommodating intraocular lens (IOL) that allows near vision by means of an anterior translation within the capsular bag.

SETTING:

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

METHODS:

Model eyes were constructed and analyzed based on experimental data using Code V, a computerized optical design tool. The potential near vision of IOLs of different powers was calculated as they were moved anteriorly within the capsular bag. The conditions under which a spherical lens performs well and when an aspheric design should be considered were determined.

RESULTS:

Accommodation (the dioptric change from the far to the near point) varies linearly with lens movement and is sensitive to corneal and IOL powers. Simple equations were derived and accurately predicted induced accommodation. Retinal image quality varies significantly with pupil size and IOL power. However, image quality is minimally affected by the amount of induced accommodation.

CONCLUSIONS:

From an optical standpoint accommodation with adequate image quality can be achieved by anterior movement of a spherical IOL within the capsular bag.

PMID:
16565004
DOI:
10.1016/j.jcrs.2005.08.060
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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