Technology generates IOL with amplitude of accommodation.

March 15, 2005

The lens is unique in that it is designed to change its true power during accommodation rather than changing its position in the eye.

Current single- and dual-optic accommodative IOLs work through pseudoaccommodative mechanisms. These mechanisms involve a forward axial movement of the optic or one of the optics (dual-optic design) during accommodative effort, which has the ultimate result of increasing the effective power of the lens in relation to its pre-accommodative position. This relative increase in effective power results in induced myopia during accommodation and improved ability for near activities.