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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