[Dynamic aberrometry during accommodation of phakic eyes and eyes with potentially accommodative intraocular lenses]

Ophthalmologe. 2002 Nov;99(11):825-34. doi: 10.1007/s00347-002-0737-3.
[Article in German]


Since the introduction of potentially accommodative intraocular lenses (IOLs), it was hard to perform an objective evaluation of the accommodative amplitude in pseudophakic eyes. Laser interferometric measurements were performed to evaluate anterior chamber depth changes, which provides information on the functionality of potentially accommodative IOLs. By means of wavefront analysis, the dynamic behaviour of potentially accommodative IOLs can be determined. All measurements in this study were performed using a Hartmann-Shack aberrometer at a frequency of 7 Hz. Six to 8 weeks after implantation of potentially accommodative IOLs (CrystaLens AT-45, C&C Vision, 1CU, Humanoptics), 43 eyes were investigated using this dynamic wavefront analysis. Patients focussed at a distance target for 10 s, followed by focussing at a near target for 10 s and then again at a distance target for a further 10 s. During these 30 s, a total of 200 single measurements were performed. The same measurements were also conducted in healthy eyes of young persons as well as in eyes after implantation of standard IOLs for comparative purposes. The dynamic course of changes in low-order aberrations (defocus, astigmatism) as well as high-order (e.g., fourth-order spherical aberration) were analysed. Dynamic wavefront analysis allowed objective and observer-independent measurement of changes in accommodation in phakic and pseudophakic eyes. Dynamic aberrometry is capable of objectively quantifying the effect of any surgical option for the treatment of presbyopia. We recommend use of this technology in addition to the common psychophysical examinations to attain objective information on the efficacy of the treatment modality used.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Accommodation, Ocular*
  • Adult
  • Anterior Chamber / anatomy & histology
  • Astigmatism / diagnosis
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Interferometry
  • Lasers
  • Lens Implantation, Intraocular*
  • Lenses, Intraocular*
  • Microscopy, Electron, Scanning
  • Presbyopia / surgery
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Pseudophakia
  • Psychophysics