Articles: PDF OnlyInvestigation of unwanted images caused by intraocular lensesBurk, Paul O. Ph.D.1Author Information 1Reprint requests to Paul O. Burk, Ph.D., 1352 Hidden Springs Lane, Glendora, California 91740. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery: May 1988 - Volume 14 - Issue 3 - p 334-338 doi: 10.1016/S0886-3350(88)80129-9 Buy Metrics Abstract A widely circulated paper by IOLAB Corporation describing unwanted images inadvertently presented various images that could not exist with a centered intraocular lens as was claimed in the study. I repeated the IOLAB experiments and found that artifacts within the Gullstrand eye model, which was used in the IOLAB study, were the cause of these images. I also found that a myopic eye will see a collimated light or point source as a mottled cluster of bright sports which can be simulated, in an eye model, by a faceted corneal lens. From this observation, I learned that people can see their own cataracts when looking at a distant light. © Williams & Wilkins 1988. All Rights Reserved.