Intraocular implants for the surgical correction of presbyopia

Jean Marie Parel, Pascal Rol, Hassan Tahi, Fabrice Manns, Peter Milne, Marie Hamaoui, Arthur Ho, Brien Holden

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The surgical techniques proposed to restore accommodation past the onset of presbyopia can be categorised in two classes, those based of scleral expansion and those based on intraocular lens implantation and lens capsule refilling. This paper describes and discusses the different techniques and summarises the results of clinical and experimental animal trials. Restoration of accommodation has been demonstrated by at least two different teams in non-human senile primates using modifications of the lens capsule refilling technique originally described by Julius Kessler in the late fifties. The advent of recent advances in microsurgery, devices, and injectable polymers are very promising and human clinical trials may soon be envisaged.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-122
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
EventOphthalmic Technologies X - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 22 2000Jan 23 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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