1. Don't be afraid of the dark - OCT angiography through a black intraocular lens

    Don't be afraid of the dark - OCT angiography through a black intraocular lens

    Purpose To report a case in which optical coherence tomography (OCT) and OCT angiography (OCT-A) allowed imaging of the posterior pole in a patient fitted with a black occlusive intraocular lens (IOL). Observations Following retinal central artery occlusion, a 52-year-old patient suffered from disturbing residual light perception. Occlusive contact lenses blocked the light insufficiently, so that the patient had to rely on an eye patch for relief of symptoms. After no neovascularization had formed during an observation period of 12 months, a black IOL (Morcher 85F) was implanted, blocking wavelengths in the visible spectrum but allowing transmission in the near-infrared ...

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