Hydrophobic acrylic IOL combines predictable correction, rotational stability

September 19, 2012
Ophthalmology Times Staff Reports

The enVista Toric IOL was launched by Bausch + Lomb at the 2012 Congress of European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

Milan, Italy-The enVista Toric IOL was launched by Bausch + Lomb at the 2012 Congress of European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) here.

As Bausch + Lomb’s first hydrophobic acrylic IOL for astigmatism correction, the lens features a unique single-piece, modified-C haptic design that delivers superior rotational stability compared with other IOLs, the company said in a prepared statement. The haptics feature a step-vaulted design to secure a predictable astigmatism correction and minimize posterior capsular opacification. The combination of aspheric, aberration-free technology with a glistening-free hydrophobic acrylic material helps the lens deliver a new standard in patient outcomes, according to the company.

“The new enVista Toric lens . . . extends the unique benefits of the enVista lens launched at ESCRS last year. The enVista lens is manufactured using a glistening-free, foldable hydrophobic acrylic IOL material developed by Advanced Vision Science, a Santen subsidiary,” said Cal Roberts, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer, Bausch + Lomb. “The addition of this new lens to our portfolio means that Bausch + Lomb now offers surgeons a more complete range of IOLs to meet their patients’ needs.”

The enVista Toric lens has two key features that enhance its rotational stability: unique fenestrated, step-vaulted haptics and a 56° contact angle to provide added stability. The lens is easily implantable through a 2.2-mm incision.

The enVista TORIC lens received CE Mark approval in the European Union in April 2012 and is not approved for sale in the United States.

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