Glistening-free, hydrophobic acrylic IOL debuts

October 13, 2011

A new glistening-free, hydrophobic acrylic IOL (enVista, Bausch + Lomb) debuted at the annual meeting of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons here.

Vienna, Austria-A new glistening-free, hydrophobic acrylic IOL (enVista, Bausch + Lomb) debuted at the annual meeting of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons here.

The lens’ aspheric, aberration-free technology (Advanced Optics, Bausch + Lomb) is designed to deliver enhanced contrast sensitivity and better vision quality, and its 360° square-edge barrier design aims to provide an effective optic-haptic junction to minimize posterior capsular opacification.

“We are proud to innovate the hydrophobic lens category with an IOL that provides a high quality of vision and addresses the common issue of glistenings,” said Robert Grant, chief executive officer and president of global surgical business for Bausch + Lomb. “It was important that we deliver an advanced hydrophobic lens that surgeons and patients can count on now and over the long term, and data [show] that we have achieved that.”

The hydrophobic lens has received CE mark approval in the European Union. Additional approvals are pending worldwide, according to the company.

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