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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2014
  • pp: 2040–2043

Characterization of a photochromic intraocular lens

Timo Eppig, Janine van Bellen, and Achim Langenbucher  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 7, pp. 2040-2043 (2014)

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We demonstrate an optical setup for characterization of a photochromic intraocular lens and present first measurement results of the kinetic properties and relative spectral transmittance of this photochromic lens. The lens showed a main absorption spectrum with a center wavelength of λc=405nm and a minimum relative transmission of 74% in the activated state. The coloring and bleaching times were within the manufacturer-provided specification of approximately 10 s for coloring and 30 s for bleaching.

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OCIS Codes
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation
(120.7000) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Transmission
(330.4460) Vision, color, and visual optics : Ophthalmic optics and devices
(160.5335) Materials : Photosensitive materials

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: January 22, 2014
Revised Manuscript: February 28, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 28, 2014
Published: March 26, 2014

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Timo Eppig, Janine van Bellen, and Achim Langenbucher, "Characterization of a photochromic intraocular lens," Opt. Lett. 39, 2040-2043 (2014)

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