Premium and Specialized Intraocular Lenses

This eBook is a review on the state-of-the-art knowledge on currently available premium intraocular lenses. The volume covers a variety of intraocular lenses including multifocal, accommodative, ...
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Blue Filtering Intraocular Lenses

Pp. 44-52 (9)

Randall J. Olson


Intraocular lenses (IOL) that filter some blue light were introduced in the 1990s and were suggested to reduce the risk of Age related macular degeneration and uveal melanoma. The potential benefits and harm from blocking blue light has been debated. In this chapter we will discuss the evidence for the protective effects and the negatives of these IOLs.


Intraocular lens, blue light, macular degeneration, color vision, lipofuscin, melanoma, insomnia, melatonin, melanopsin, retinal damage, phototoxicity, compliment system, antioxidants, cataract, oncogenesis, scotopic vision, mesopic vision, circadian rhythm, suprachiasmatic nuclei, depression.


Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and CEO of the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA.