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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 5 — May. 17, 2007

Vision improvement by correcting higher-order aberrations with customized soft contact lenses in keratoconic eyes

Ramkumar Sabesan, Tae Moon Jeong, Luis Carvalho, Ian G. Cox, David R. Williams, and Geunyoung Yoon  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 8, pp. 1000-1002 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001000


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Abstract

Higher-order aberration correction in abnormal eyes can result in significant vision improvement, especially in eyes with abnormal corneas. Customized optics such as phase plates and customized contact lenses are one of the most practical, nonsurgical ways to correct these ocular higher-order aberrations. We demonstrate the feasibility of correcting higher-order aberrations and improving visual performance with customized soft contact lenses in keratoconic eyes while compensating for the static decentration and rotation of the lens. A reduction of higher-order aberrations by a factor of 3 on average was obtained in these eyes. The higher-order aberration correction resulted in an average improvement of 2.1 lines in visual acuity over the conventional correction of defocus and astigmatism alone.

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OCIS Codes
(170.4460) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ophthalmic optics and devices
(330.4460) Vision, color, and visual optics : Ophthalmic optics and devices
(330.5370) Vision, color, and visual optics : Physiological optics

ToC Category:
Vision and color

History
Original Manuscript: September 14, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 23, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 3, 2007
Published: March 19, 2007

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Vol. 2, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Ramkumar Sabesan, Tae Moon Jeong, Luis Carvalho, Ian G. Cox, David R. Williams, and Geunyoung Yoon, "Vision improvement by correcting higher-order aberrations with customized soft contact lenses in keratoconic eyes," Opt. Lett. 32, 1000-1002 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-8-1000


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