Current Developments in Monofocal Intraocular Lens Technology

Çağrı İlhan


First intraocular lens (IOL) implantation was performed by Dr. Harold Ridley. This first IOL was completely different from the IOLs we use today. IOL technology is one of the fastest developing technologies in recent years in ophthalmology. Monofocal in the bag IOL is the most commonly used IOL according to American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) surveys. In developing countries, use of this IOL are almost standart. There are many different monofocal IOL options on the market and determination of appropriate IOL must be individualized for each patient to reach perfect postoperative outcomes. The aim of this manuscript is to investigate different properties of IOLs on the market in light of evidence based medicine and to give hints about the individualizilation of the IOL selection. For this purpose, our manuscript emphasizes different properties of IOLs and does not refer any trademarks of IOLs.

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