Bausch & Lomb is now free to sell its novel intraocular lenses, designed for easier implantation by the surgeon, while (hopefully) resulting in a clearer vision for the patient.
The Akreos AO Lens is a single-piece, foldable acrylic intraocular lens with a unique four-haptic design and aspheric optics designed to be aberration-free.* The lens is implanted with Bausch & Lomb’s single-use AI-28 inserter, which enables single-handed insertion through an un-enlarged standard phaco incision.
The company expects to begin shipping the Akreos AO Lens to surgical facilities this month.
“I have been treating patients with the Akreos AO Lens for more than a year and a half in Canada and the single-piece four-haptic design allows for consistent post-op centration,” said Rosa Braga-Mele, M.Ed, M.D., FRCSC. Dr. Braga-Mele serves as the director of the Cataract Unit and Surgical Teaching at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto.
In the U.S., John Hunkeler, M.D., said, “The high quality aspheric optic, coupled with the Akreos biocompatible acrylic material will benefit my practice by providing excellent outcomes for my patients.” Dr. Hunkeler is a clinical professor and former chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Kansas and is in private practice in Kansas City, Mo.
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