Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
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LANZAGORTA-ARESTI, A et al. Contrast sensitivity to intraocular lens TECNIS Z-9000. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol [online]. 2005, vol.80, n.11, pp.651-657. ISSN 0365-6691.
Purpose: To evaluate the increase in contrast sensitivity to intraocular lens TECNIS Z-9000 (Pfizer) compared with other intraocular lenses. Method: We implanted a TECNIS Z-9000 lens in 18 patients who had another type of intraocular lens implanted in their other eye. We then tested contrast sensitivity under both mesopic and photopic conditions using the VCTS (Vision Contrast Test System) provided by Vistech Consultants Inc. Results: There was an improved contrast sensitivity at low and medium frequencies, following TECNIS-Z 9000 lens implantation, however this improvement did not reach statistical significance. There were significant differences at high frequencies, which are directly related to the quality of visual function. Conclusions: TECNIS Z-9000 lens implantation (with a modified anterior surface) achieves a significant improvement in contrast sensitivity, meaning in practice an increase in the quality of visual function.
Palabras clave : Contrast sensitivity; spherical aberration; TECNIS.