Bausch & Lomb introduces SofPort easy-load lens delivery system

April 18, 2005

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April 19 - Washington, DC - Bausch & Lomb has unveiled its SofPort Easy-Load Lens Delivery System designed for more efficient cataract surgery. The system includes the Bausch & Lomb SofPort Advanced Optics (AO) IOL pre-loaded in a lens retainer and the inserter.

The system allows surgeons to load the lens into the inserter without touching or aligning the IOL with forceps, which virtually eliminates mishandling and damage to the lens for more predictable, reliable results.

The integrated, single-use, single-handed planar delivery IOL insertion system allows IOL insertion through a sub-3-mm incision for less invasive surgery and improved patient recovery times, according to the company. The system uses the same M-fold, planar, one-handed delivery as its predecessor, the Mport SI.

The SofPort AO lens is a foldable, newer-generation silicone IOL with PMMA haptics and square edges specifically designed for use with the Easy-Load lens delivery system.

For more information, visit the Bausch & Lomb booth (#1225).