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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1294–1304

Effects of glistenings in intraocular lenses

Marrie van der Mooren, Luuk Franssen, and Patricia Piers  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 4, Issue 8, pp. 1294-1304 (2013)

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Glistenings consist of multiple microvacuoles in intraocular lenses (IOLs) that cause retinal stray light and may affect quality of vision. For four IOL types, the microvacuole particle size distribution and particle volume density was measured using confocal light microscopy and dark field microscopy, and the corresponding extinction coefficient γ was determined. The light scatter contribution induced by microvacuoles was measured as function of both angle and extinction, and was verified by calculations using Mie theory. Two IOL types possessed significant glistenings having stray light levels higher than that of a healthy 20 year old crystalline lens corresponding to γ ≥ 0.08 mm−1.

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OCIS Codes
(330.4460) Vision, color, and visual optics : Ophthalmic optics and devices
(290.2648) Scattering : Stray light
(330.4595) Vision, color, and visual optics : Optical effects on vision

ToC Category:
Ophthalmology Applications

Original Manuscript: May 21, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 27, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 8, 2013
Published: July 11, 2013

Marrie van der Mooren, Luuk Franssen, and Patricia Piers, "Effects of glistenings in intraocular lenses," Biomed. Opt. Express 4, 1294-1304 (2013)

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