Aberration correcting intraocular lenses (IOL), design philosophies and terminology are discussed. The study is restricted to wavefront
errors and IOLs which exhibit rotational symmetry.
Various combinations of corneas and wavefront
designed IOLs are analyzed mathematically and numerically. A simple method for converting a plane wavefront
into an ideal spherical wavefront
is presented. Ocular wavefronts are calculated and Zernike polynomial coefficients of such wavefronts are determined. The study is restricted to wavefront
errors which exhibit rotational symmetry.
Potential errors in fitting wavefront
designed IOLs are identified and discussed.
The selection of wavefront
designed IOLs should not solely be based on the corneal spherical aberration
. Results may fall short of expectations, if corneal refractive power, corneal topography, pupil size, and anterior chamber depth are not taken into account.