Research accommodating lens
Or does it make more sense to have an intraocular lens (IOL) implanted at the time of the surgery?
Normally, both adults and children receive IOLs during cataract surgery.
New evidence shows that improved vision after cataract surgery enhances both cognition and quality of life.
Prior to this DNA test, doctors diagnosed the rare diseases that result in congenital cataracts through extensive family health reports and numerous costly clinical assessments that were often inconclusive.
Using "next-generation" DNA sequencing, researchers at the University of Manchester, in collaboration with Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, were able to diagnose the exact genetic cause of congenital cataracts in 75 percent of the cases in only a few weeks.
All accommodating IOLs currently available are based on the principle of translation of the IOL optic.
By means of a hinge or a similar mechanism in the IOL, haptic contraction of the ciliary muscle is expected to effect an anterior shift of the IOL optic and thus increase the power of the eye.