Quality of vision in patients implanted with aspherical and spherical intraocular lens: Intraindividual comparison

Francesco Semeraro, Mario R. Romano, Sarah Duse, Ciro Costagliola

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Abstract

Aims: To compare the quality of vision in pseudophakic patients implanted with aspherical and spherical intraocular lenses (IOLs). Materials and Methods: Randomized prospective longitudinal intrapatient comparison between aspherical and spherical IOLs performed on 22 patients who underwent bilateral cataract surgery. Best corrected visual acuity, subjective contrast sensitivity, Strehl ratio and spherical aberrations (SA), and higher order wavefront aberrations for a 3.5 mm and a 6.0 mm pupil were measured after 3 months of cataract surgery. Results: SA (Z4,0) decreased significantly in eyes with aspherical IOL implant (P = 0.004). Modulation transfer function (MTF) and point spread function (PSF) resulted no significant difference between the two groups (P = 0.87; P = 0.32). Conclusion: Although the SA is significantly lower in eyes implanted with aspherical IOL, the quality of vision determined with MTF and PSF does not significantly differ for subjective and objective parameters that were analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461-463
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume62
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Aspherical intraocular lens
  • quality of vision
  • spherical aberrations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Medicine(all)

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