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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 14 — Jul. 9, 2007
  • pp: 8576–8591

Analytical tools for customized design of monofocal intraocular lenses

Sergio Barbero and Susana Marcos  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 14, pp. 8576-8591 (2007)

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We propose a complete methodology to develop custom monofocal Intraocular Lens (IOL) designs and evaluate their performance on-axis based on an analytical formulation. The analytical formulation was based on Gaussian and primary aberration theory applied to custom (individual biometric data) and realistic (multilayer cornea and thick IOL) pseudoaphakic eye models. Gradient-based optimization algorithms were performed to search for optimal designs. Using two parameters, the best design was obtained by directly minimizing the wavefront variance. We showed, in a case example, that custom designs achieved better final performance than generic IOL designs. Tolerances analysis allowed an evaluation of the implications of the manufacturing errors of the different parameters.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design
(330.4460) Vision, color, and visual optics : Ophthalmic optics and devices

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: April 11, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 24, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 6, 2007
Published: June 25, 2007

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Sergio Barbero and Susana Marcos, "Analytical tools for customized design of monofocal intraocular lenses," Opt. Express 15, 8576-8591 (2007)

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