Can Blue Blocking IOLs Slow the Progression of Macular Degeneration?

January 7, 2011

In an editorial in Ophthalmology, the authors are very critical of the lack of scientific evidence for the notion that blue-blocking IOL’s can slow the progression of macular degeneration. They agree with the CMS that the relationship between blue light and AMD is speculative and not evidence-based. The authors make a compelling point. I look forward to the letters it will inspire. Since CMS won’t pay the $50 extra for these lenses anymore, perhaps they will fall out of favor.

I invite readers to post their own comments about their belief in the benefits, if any, of blue-blocking IOL’s.

 

 



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