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Intractable diplopia occurs in approximately 0.8% of patients following strabismus surgery, with considerable detriment to visual quality of life. Long-term therapeutic occlusion is required to permit functional vision.
Black intraocular lens (IOL) implantation is an effective therapeutic option associated with high rates of postoperative satisfaction.1 Black IOL implantation entails a cost to the public sector or patient but this may be offset by long-term clinical and social benefits and fewer hospital visits.
A distinction has emerged between black IOLs that transmit near-infrared (NIR) light and those producing total occlusion of all wavelengths of light (figure 1).2 Morcher black IOLs transmit NIR light exponentially from 720 nm, with 100% transmission over 820 nm, permitting posterior segment imaging with scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (SLO) and optical coherence tomography (OCT).2 This property offers a distinct clinical advantage; SLO/OCT may detect life-threatening retinal and optic nerve diseases, such as choroidal melanoma.2
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