Aspheric IOL’s Give Better Vision In Low Contrast Conditions Than Acrysof Lens

May 13, 2009

An article in Ophthalmology compared the traditional Acrysof lens to the IQ aspheric lens. In high contrast conditions, there was no difference. Under lower contrast conditions, the aspheric IOL had better vision. Since the patient pays no more for the aspheric lens (Medicare pays an extra $50 I believe), I think it’s a no-brainer to implant this kid of lens, even though for the vast majority, in real life conditions, patients won’t appreciate much of a difference.




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