Customizable Optical and Biofunctional Properties of a Medical Lens Based on Chemical Vapor Deposition Encapsulation of Liquids

Jyun-Ting Wu, Chih-Yu Wu, Shih-Kang Fan, Chih-Chen Hsieh, Yu-Chih Hou, Hsien-Yeh Chen*...


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An innovative intraocular lens (IOL) device was fabricated based on a chemical vapor deposition encapsulation process using functionalized poly-p-xylylenes. The advanced IOL device provides noncompromised design parameters for both its optical and biological properties. As an excellent optical device, it provides a high refractive index and a tunable effective focal length that is realized by manipulating the wetting properties of the encapsulated liquids; the device also offers protection from UV radiation. As a key medical device, it exhibits excellent biocompatibility and reduced postoperative calcification through the intrinsic properties of poly-p-xylylenes. In addition, these synergic functions are provided with precise surface chemistry for location to a guided attachment or repellent properties for eye epithelial cells, which is important in preventing device-associated complications.