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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 12 — Nov. 10, 2009

Bio-inspired accommodating fluidic intraocular lens

Wen Qiao, Daniel Johnson, Frank S. Tsai, Sung Hwan Cho, and Yu-Hwa Lo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 20, pp. 3214-3216 (2009)

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The invention of intraocular lens (IOL), a substitute for crystalline lens, represents a major advancement in cataract surgery. After about sixty years of IOL development, one key remaining problem is its limited accommodation range compared with natural eyes. To overcome this performance limit, we explore bio-inspired fluidic IOL. By mimicking the working principle of natural eyes, a fluidic intraocular lens can achieve an exceedingly large accommodation range. An experiment on fluidic IOL demonstrated a very high tuning range of 12 D . This accommodation range was achieved with a modest amount of force ( 0.06 N ) and equatorial radius change ( 0.286 mm ) , in conditions matching well with the characteristics of aged eyes.

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OCIS Codes
(170.4460) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ophthalmic optics and devices
(220.3630) Optical design and fabrication : Lenses
(330.4460) Vision, color, and visual optics : Ophthalmic optics and devices

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: May 28, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 13, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 14, 2009
Published: October 13, 2009

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Vol. 4, Iss. 12 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Wen Qiao, Daniel Johnson, Frank S. Tsai, Sung Hwan Cho, and Yu-Hwa Lo, "Bio-inspired accommodating fluidic intraocular lens," Opt. Lett. 34, 3214-3216 (2009)

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