Multifocal intraocular lenses

J Cataract Refract Surg. 1990 Jul;16(4):423-9. doi: 10.1016/s0886-3350(13)80794-8.


Current multifocal intraocular lens designs incorporate refractive or diffractive optical principles to achieve increased depth of focus. Information about four basic design concepts is presented. Early clinical results with two of these, the IOLAB Nuvue two-zone refractive multifocal and the 3M diffractive multifocal, are summarized.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Equipment Design
  • Humans
  • Lenses, Intraocular*
  • Optics and Photonics
  • Refractometry
  • Visual Acuity