Influence of Intraocular Lens Asphericity and Blue Light Filtering on Visual Outcome, Contrast Sensitivity, and Aberrometry after Uneventful Cataract Extraction


Purpose: To evaluate the effect of asphericity and blue light filter (BLF) of three different intraocular lenses (IOLs) on the visual performance, second- and third-order aberrations (defocus, coma, trefoil), and contrast sensitivity after uneventful cataract surgery.

Methods: One hundred and twenty eyes of 60 patients with clinically significant cataract were randomly assigned to receive one of the three IOL types: Bioline Yellow Accurate (aspheric, with BLF, i-medical, Germany), BioAcryl 60125 (spherical, without BLF, Biotech, France), and H65C/N (aspheric, without BLF, PhysIOL, Belgium). Each IOL was implanted in 40 eyes. Complete ophthalmologic examination, functional acuity contrast testing and wavefront analysis were performed 60 days postoperatively.

Results: The mean postoperative best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was 0.95 ± 0.08, not differing statistically among the IOL groups (P = 0.83). Mean defocus and coma values did not yield any statistically significant difference through the IOL groups varying from –0.784 to –0.614 μm and 0.129 to 0.198 μm (P = 0.79 and 0.34, respectively). Bioline Yellow Accurate IOL presented less trefoil aberrations, 0.108 ± 0.05 μm, compared to the other two IOL types (BioAcryl [0.206 ± 0.19 μm] and Physiol [0.193 ± 0.17 μm], P < 0.05). Contrast sensitivity values did not differ among the groups under all lighting conditions. Bioline Yellow IOL showed a statistically higher loss of contrast sensitivity (between mesopic and mesopic with glare conditions) compared to the BioAcryl and PhysIOL in 12 and 3 cpd spatial frequencies, respectively (P < 0.05).

Conclusion: Bioline Yellow IOL indicated lower contrast sensitivity under mesopic conditions when glare was applied but resulted in less trefoil aberrations after uneventful cataract surgery. No further differences were noted in postoperative visual performance among three IOL groups.


Aberrometry, Asphericity, Blue-light Filtering, Contrast Sensitivity, Intraocular Lens

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