History and development of the apodized diffractive intraocular lens

J Cataract Refract Surg. 2006 May;32(5):849-58. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2006.02.006.


The ReSTOR intraocular lens presents a unique apodized diffractive design within a refractive foldable acrylic optic, which makes an unprecedented level of mulifocal optical performance available. We describe the history and principles of diffractive optics used in the development of this refractive-diffractive IOL.

Publication types

  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Cataract Extraction / history
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Humans
  • Lens Implantation, Intraocular / history
  • Lenses, Intraocular / history*
  • Optics and Photonics / history*
  • Prosthesis Design / history