The Light Sword Lens - A novel method of presbyopia compensation: Pilot clinical study

Krzysztof Petelczyc , Anna Byszewska , Ewelina Chojnacka , Zbigniew Jaroszewicz , Karol Kakarenko , Alejandro Mira-Agudelo , Aleksandra Ostrowska-Spaleniak , Aleksandra Składowska , Andrzej Kołodziejczyk , M. Rękas


Purpose Clinical assessment of a new optical element for presbyopia correction–the Light Sword Lens. Methods Healthy dominant eyes of 34 presbyopes were examined for visual performance in 3 trials: reference (with lens for distance correction); stenopeic (distance correction with a pinhole ϕ = 1.25 mm) and Light Sword Lens (distance correction with a Light Sword Lens). In each trial, visual acuity was assessed in 7 tasks for defocus from 0.2D to 3.0D while contrast sensitivity in 2 tasks for defocus 0.3D and 2.5D. The Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study protocol and Pelli-Robson method were applied. Within visual acuity and contrast sensitivity results degree of homogeneity through defocus was determined. Reference and stenopeic trials were compared to Light Sword Lens results. Friedman analysis of variance, Nemenyi post-hoc, Wilcoxon tests were used, p-value < 0.05 was considered significant. Results In Light Sword Lens trial visual acuity was stable in tested defocus range [20/25–20/32], Stenopeic trial exhibited a limited range of degradation [20/25–20/40]. Light Sword Lens and reference trials contrast sensitivity was high [1.9–2.0 logCS] for both defocus cases, but low in stenopeic condition [1.5–1.7 logCS]. Between-trials comparisons of visual acuity results showed significant differences only for Light Sword Lens versus reference trials and in contrast sensitivity only for Light Sword Lens versus stenopeic trials. Conclusions Visual acuity achieved with Light Sword Lens correction in presbyopic eye is comparable to stenopeic but exhibits none significant loss in contrast sensitivity. Such correction method seems to be very promising for novel contact lenses and intraocular lenses design.
Author Krzysztof Petelczyc (FP / OPD)
Krzysztof Petelczyc,,
- Optics and Photonics Division
, Anna Byszewska - [Wojskowy Instytut Medycyny Lotniczej, Warsaw]
Anna Byszewska,,
, Ewelina Chojnacka - [Wojskowy Instytut Medycyny Lotniczej, Warsaw]
Ewelina Chojnacka,,
, Zbigniew Jaroszewicz - [Instytut Optyki Stosowanej w Warszawie]
Zbigniew Jaroszewicz,,
, Karol Kakarenko (FP / OPD)
Karol Kakarenko,,
- Optics and Photonics Division
, Alejandro Mira-Agudelo - [Universidad de Antioquia]
Alejandro Mira-Agudelo,,
, Aleksandra Ostrowska-Spaleniak - [Wojskowy Instytut Medycyny Lotniczej, Warsaw]
Aleksandra Ostrowska-Spaleniak,,
, Aleksandra Składowska (FP / OPD)
Aleksandra Składowska,,
- Optics and Photonics Division
, Andrzej Kołodziejczyk (FP / OPD)
Andrzej Kołodziejczyk,,
- Optics and Photonics Division
, M. Rękas - [Wojskowy Instytut Medycyny Lotniczej, Warsaw]
M. Rękas,,
Journal seriesPlos One, ISSN 1932-6203
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets10591.15
ASJC Classification1100 General Agricultural and Biological Sciences; 1300 General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology; 2700 General Medicine
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)100
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 100.0, 22-06-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 2; WoS Citations = 2; GS Citations = 4.0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 1.111; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.776 (2) - 2018=3.337 (5)
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