New compact open-field double-pass system with asymmetric focus

Nuevo sistema de doble-paso compacto con enfoque asimétrico

By: A. Giner, M. Arjona, F. Díaz-Doutón, M. Aldaba, C.E. García-Guerra, F. Sanabria, J. Pujol

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Vol.51-N1 / 2018 - Ordinario
Image Processing and Imaging Techniques
Research Paper
Presbyopia; Multifocal intraocular lenses; Double-pass; Through-focus.

Presbicia; Lentes intraoculares multifocales; Doble-paso.
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Every day more people are using multifocal systems to correct presbyopia, as for example contact lenses or intraocular lenses. As a consequence, the necessity to do an appropriate characterization of their optical quality has increased. Due to this situation, the main purpose of this project has been to develop a new compact open-field double-pass system with asymmetric focus that characterizes objectively in vivo the optical quality of multifocal systems that are adapted or implanted in the eye. As a preliminary study, one diffractive and one refractive multifocal lens were implanted in a wet customized model-eye and characterized by this new set-up. Regarding the asymmetric focus of the set-up, a through-focus from +0.75 to -4.00D in steps of 0.25D was performed in the second pass for each tested lens,while the optical power of the first pass remained fixed. Results show that it is possible to distinguish, characterize the different foci of the measured multifocal intraocular lenses implanted in the model eye, and evaluate the optical quality of the system composed by the eye + the multifocal element. Therefore, it has been concluded that this new compact open-field double-pass system with asymmetric focus is suitable to evaluate the optical quality of multifocal systems adapted or implanted in the eye.

Cada día más personas usan elementos ópticos multifocales para corregir la presbicia, por ejemplo una lente de contacto o una lente intraocular. En consecuencia, la necesidad de evaluar la calidad óptica del ojo con un elemento corrector multifocal ha adquirido una gran importancia. Dada esta situación, el principal objetivo de este proyecto ha sido desarrollar un nuevo sistema compacto basado en la técnica de doble-paso con enfoque asimétrico capaz de realizar una caracterización objetiva e “in vivo” de la calidad óptica del conjunto ojo-elemento óptico multifocal. En este estudio preliminar se han empleado dos lentes intraoculares multifocales, una difractiva y otra refractiva, implantadas en un ojo artificial. Al ser un sistema con enfoque asimétrico, se utilizó el segundo paso para realizar un barrido desde +0.75 a -4.00D en pasos de 0.25 D manteniendo el primer paso fijo. Los resultados han mostrado que es posible hallar y diferenciar los dos planos de enfoque, lejano y cercano, de las lentes intraoculares multifocales implantadas en el ojo artificial y evaluar la calidad óptica del conjunto ojo-elemento multifocal. Por tanto, se ha demostrado la viabilidad de este nuevo sistema compacto de doble-paso con enfoque asimétrico para caracterizar la calidad óptica de un ojo con un elemento óptico multifocal.


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