How much blue light should an IOL transmit?

  title={How much blue light should an IOL transmit?},
  author={Martin A. Mainster and Janet R Sparrow},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  volume={87 12},
Older, and even some modern, intraocular lenses (IOLs) transmit potentially hazardous ultraviolet radiation (UVR) to the retina. In addition, IOLs transmit more blue and green light to the retina for scotopic vision than the crystalline lenses they replace, light that is also potentially hazardous. The severity of UVR-blue type phototoxicity increases with decreasing wavelength, unlike the action spectrum of blue-green type retinal phototoxicity and the luminous efficiency of scotopic vision… CONTINUE READING

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