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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2012
  • pp: 681–691

Comparison of retinal image quality with spherical and customized aspheric intraocular lenses

Huanqing Guo, Alexander V. Goncharov, and Chris Dainty  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 3, Issue 4, pp. 681-691 (2012)

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We hypothesize that an intraocular lens (IOL) with higher-order aspheric surfaces customized for an individual eye provides improved retinal image quality, despite the misalignments that accompany cataract surgery. To test this hypothesis, ray-tracing eye models were used to investigate 10 designs of mono-focal single lens IOLs with rotationally symmetric spherical, aspheric, and customized surfaces. Retinal image quality of pseudo-phakic eyes using these IOLs together with individual variations in ocular and IOL parameters, are evaluated using a Monte Carlo analysis. We conclude that customized lenses should give improved retinal image quality despite the random errors resulting from IOL insertion.

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OCIS Codes
(170.4460) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ophthalmic optics and devices
(220.2740) Optical design and fabrication : Geometric optical design
(330.4460) Vision, color, and visual optics : Ophthalmic optics and devices
(330.5370) Vision, color, and visual optics : Physiological optics
(330.7326) Vision, color, and visual optics : Visual optics, modeling

ToC Category:
Ophthalmology Applications

Original Manuscript: January 17, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 24, 2012
Published: March 1, 2012

Huanqing Guo, Alexander V. Goncharov, and Chris Dainty, "Comparison of retinal image quality with spherical and customized aspheric intraocular lenses," Biomed. Opt. Express 3, 681-691 (2012)

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