Blue-light blocking IOLs

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Jane, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. Jane

    Jane Guest

    Does anyone have experience with/knowlege about Alcon's new IOLs
    (aspheric and toric models) which have a built-in blue-blocking
    property? Allegedly, they may play a role in preventing age-related
    macular degeneration. Alcon claims that these yellow IOLs don't affect
    color perception or visual acuity. However, I've heard about
    complaints of impaired night vision from recipients of these lenses.
    Any info about this rather technical topic would be appreciated.
    Jane, Jul 16, 2006
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  2. Jane

    Roy Starrin Guest

    I have them (Alcon AcrySof UV w/blue light filter, Model SN60WF)
    in both eyes (since last December)
    I have had some other problems, but not related to the lens. Do they
    work? Who knows? I have nothing to compare them to. Right now, as I
    recover from surgery on my right eye, I have no lens in my glasses on
    that side. I have more glare on the side side with the lens, and that
    lens is supposedly coated with the latest anti-glare. Won't waste
    that money again, because I could compare.
    My night vision is fine
    Suggest you google all or part of the lens listing above and see what
    you come up with.
    Roy Starrin, Jul 16, 2006
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  3. I asked about these before my procedure 1.5 years ago, and my surgeon
    said they had had some problems with them and recommended against it,
    esp. when standard iols mostly block the UV. I'm glad I didn't, because
    that tint would definitly cut down on night vision.

    w.stacy, o.d.
    William Stacy, Jul 16, 2006
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