Restoring Human Accommodation: An Update on Therapeutic Options
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Charité Campus Virchow-Klinikum, Augenklinik, Berlin
Purpose: Background: New implants have entered the market claiming to restore or partially restore human accommodation following cataract surgery.
Method: Methods und Results: Current results of data published and presented are summarized on three different lOLs, the Morcher Biocornfold IOL, the Human Optics 1CU lOL, and the C&C AT 45 I0L. Own data is presented on visual outcome and axial shift and capsular interaction patterns of the 1CU IOL. The results obtained are compared with the theoretical possibilities of intraocular axial shift. These are compared to other principles such as changing refractive index or optic curvature of implants within the eye.
Conclusions: With current technology of accommodative implants, a new reaIm for research and implant development has been opened. Currently, the effects are measurable, but limited (up to 1,5 dpt. in eyes with normal axial lengths). Future improvements are on the way.
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