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Spectral properties of common intraocular lens (IOL) types
Author(s): Peter J. Milne; Pascal F. Chapon; Marie Hamaoui; Jean-Marie A. Parel; H. Clayman; Pascal O. Rol
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Paper Abstract

Currently over 50 kinds of intraocular lenses (IOLs) are approved for patient use in the treatment of cataracts and ametropia. These lenses are manufactured from at least 2 kinds of silicones as well as several kinds of acrylic polymers including polyHEMA, Poly HOXEMA, a range of polymethacrylate and polyacrylate formulations. We sought to measure spectral transmission curves of a range of IOLS in the UV-visible and near IR spectral regions in order to better characterize their optical properties and to provide a baseline from which to assess their alteration following implantation over time. Consideration of how this may best be achieved are discussed. The variable ability of both explained IOLs and some samples from a range of manufacturers to block UV wavelengths is commented upon.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 June 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3591, Ophthalmic Technologies IX, (18 June 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.350580
Show Author Affiliations
Peter J. Milne, Univ. of Miami (United States)
Pascal F. Chapon, Bascom Palmer Eye Institite/Univ. of Miami School of Medicine (France)
Marie Hamaoui, Univ. of Miami (United States)
Jean-Marie A. Parel, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Univ. of Liege, and Univ. of Miami (United States)
H. Clayman, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute/Univ. of Miami School of Medicine (United States)
Pascal O. Rol, Univ. of Zurich and Univ. of Miami (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3591:
Ophthalmic Technologies IX
Bruce E. Stuck; Pascal O. Rol; Michael Belkin; Karen Margaret Joos; Fabrice Manns; Bruce E. Stuck; Michael Belkin, Editor(s)

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