alexa Variations in manufacturing quality of diffractive multifocal lenses.


Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology

Author(s): Wenzel MR, Imkamp EM, Apple DJ

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Abstract The new generation of multifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs) based on diffraction optics is characterized by a stepped discontinuity at zone boundaries on the posterior surface of the IOL optic. The step height at the zone boundaries is less than 2 microns. There are approximately 30 zones on a 6 mm diameter lens, requiring manufacturing precision of about 0.02 mm. Various companies produce this type of lens. On two implanted lenses we found, in addition to the 2 microns boundaries, many small circular rims that appeared to be manufacturing artifacts. The presence of these artifacts may explain the variable clinical acceptance of these IOLs.
This article was published in J Cataract Refract Surg and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology

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