Design of isoplanatic aspheric monofocal intraocular lenses.

Instituto de Optica, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid, Spain.
Optics Express (Impact Factor: 3.53). 03/2011; 19(7):6215-30. DOI: 10.1364/OE.19.006215
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ABSTRACT A new and complete methodology of monofocal intraocular lens (IOL) design is presented aiming at isoplanatism, i.e. IOLs that provide the eye with optimized optical quality over a wide field of view (typically in a range of ten degrees). The methodology uses a merit function considering dimensional and biomechanical constraints, and a geometrical optical quality metric that is evaluated simultaneously at different field angles. As an example, we present new isoplanatic designs based on different commercial IOL platforms. Aspheric isoplanatic designs improve peripheral quality over current aspheric IOLs. Also, isoplanatic designs provide more stable optical quality across the field and across pupil diameter.

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