Alcon unveils trio of new product offerings

March 19, 2006

Alcon Laboratories rolls out several extensions to its product offerings, including the AcrySof toric IOL, DisCoVisc ophthalmic viscosurgical device (OVD), and Systane Free lubricant eye drops.

Alcon Laboratories rolls out several extensions to its product offerings, including the AcrySof toric IOL, DisCoVisc ophthalmic viscosurgical device (OVD), and Systane Free lubricant eye drops.

The AcrySof toric IOL provides unparalleled rotational stability to correct astigmatism precisely, according to the company. This results in distance-vision spectacle freedom for cataract patients with pre-existing astigmatism. The single-piece natural IOL also filters ultraviolet and blue light.

The DisCoVisc OVD is formulated to be what the company claims is the "first viscous dispersive in the marketplace." The OVD provides a unique combination of sodium chondroitin sulfate and sodium hyaluronate that have demonstrated superior results during virtually all phases of the cataract procedure, according to Alcon.

Systane Free lubricant eye drops are an extension to the company's line of dry eye treatments. The new formulation provides patients with long-lasting relief from the signs and symptoms of dry eye with less blurring following instillation. In addition, the formula contains a unique ionic buffer self-preservation system.

For more information, visit Alcon Laboratories at Booths 1926 and 2226.