Optical design of poly(methyl methacrylate) intraocular lenses

Atchison, David A. (1990) Optical design of poly(methyl methacrylate) intraocular lenses. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 16, pp. 178-187.


The effect of poly(methyl methacrylate) intraocular lens shape on optical performance of pseudophakic eyes was investigated. Image quality criteria included wave aberrations, spot diagrams, longitudinal aberrations, the modulation transfer function, and an optimization procedure. For eyes with corneal asphericities encompassing most of the population, the optimum lens form for on-axis vision is close to plano-convex, with the more curved surface facing the cornea. This applies whether lenses are correctly centered, tilted, or decentered. For small off-axis angles, optimum lens shape varies with the ocular parameters. Good intraocular lens shapes range from the plano-convex to the equi-convex. Plano-convex lenses with the curved surface facing the retina are not recommended.

Impact and interest:

14 citations in Scopus
10 citations in Web of Science®
Search Google Scholar™

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

ID Code: 4782
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information or for a copy of this article contact: David A. Atchison d.atchison@qut.edu.au
Additional URLs:
Keywords: asphericity, intraocular lens, lens decentration, lens tilt, modulation transfer function, optic design, pseudophakia, spherical aberration, spot diagram, wave aberration
ISSN: 0886-3350
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1990 Elsevier
Deposited On: 15 Aug 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 07:09

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page