Intraocular Lenses for Cataracts: Yellow and Orange Filter UV Radiation Best

If you’re considering cataract surgery and are looking to block your eyes’ exposure to UV radiation your best bets are yellow or orange filters.  A study published in Ophthalmology, which specifically focused on intraocular lenses (most commonly used to replace the eyes’ lenses after cataract surgery), found that yellow and orange filters were best when exposed to both sunlight and artificial light.

The researchers concluded that, on the whole, most IOLs did a decent job of blocking both UVC and UVB light.

Source: Ophthalmology Times Europe

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Marc Grossman, Doctor of Optometry and New York State Licensed Acupuncturist, is a holistic eye doctor and co-author of a number of books on natural vision care. Since 1980 Dr. Grossman has been helped many people maintain healthy vision and even improve eyesight. He is dedicated to providing information to those with conditions ranging from myopia and dry eyes to potentially vision threatening diseases such as macular degeneration and glaucoma. His combined multi-disciplinary approach using nutrition, eye exercises, lifestyle changes and Chinese Medicine provides him with a wide array of tools and approaches with which to tackle difficult eye problems.