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Intraocular Lenses - Current Development Directions
Wojciech Kołodziejczyk, Ewa Langwińska-Wośko, Kamil Szulborski
Katedra i Klinika Okulistyki II Wydziału Lekarskiego Akademii Medycznej w Warszawie Samodzielny Publiczny Kliniczny Szpital Okulistyczny w Warszawie Kierownik: prof. dr hab. n. med. Jerzy Szaflik
Summary: The aim of the study is to present new trends in IOL technology and their influence on cataract surgery. Since first IOL implantation in 1949, there were breathtaking advances in IOL technology and surgery procedures. Nowadays, patients are more demanding and they expect a high level of visual acuity and quality of life after cataract surgery. To provide the excellent visual acuity, improve safety of surgical procedures by complications reduction and to make the rehabilitation short, cataract extraction is performed by microincision and foldable IOLs are inserted using injectors. Modern technology enables aberrations reduction by aspheric IOL construction and harmful influence of UV and blue light using filters. Astigmatism can be corrected using toric IOLs and multicofal IOLs make patients spectacle free. In this article we present review of modern IOL. Advantages and disadvantages as well as some limits for using different types of implants were described.