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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 461-463

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


1 Departments of Ophthalmology, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy
2 Istituto di Clinica e Ricerca Humanitas, Rozzano, Milano; Department of Health Sciences, University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy
3 Department of Health Sciences, University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Mario R Romano
Dipartimento di Scienze Per La Salute, Via F De Sanctis, 86100 Campobasso
Italy
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.116489

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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.


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