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The spectra, classification, and rationale of ultraviolet-protective intraocular lenses.

American Journal of Ophthalmology (Impact Factor: 4.02). 01/1987; 102(6):727-32. DOI: 10.1016/0002-9394(86)90400-9
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ABSTRACT I measured the spectral transmittance of 16 implantable intraocular lenses from 12 manufacturers and examined the rationale for using ultraviolet-absorptive intraocular lenses to protect pseudophakic individuals from photic retinopathy. Each ultraviolet-protective lens was classified by the wavelength at which its spectral transmittance fell to 10% in the blue or ultraviolet region of the spectrum. Current ultraviolet-protective intraocular lenses differ in the effectiveness of their protection against photic retinopathy, and product descriptions may be misleading.

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