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Zeiss release IOL designed for active lifestyles

30/08/2017By Matthew Woodley • Staff Journalist
Zeiss has released a new preloaded Extended Depth of Focus intraocular lens (EDoF IOL) that preclinical tests indicate has the largest defocus curve available on the market.

The unique design of the AT LARA 829MP, developed via around 50,000 optical simulations, also induces less visual side effects than multifocal IOLs, making it attractive to patients that have an active lifestyle. Unlike traditional multifocal IOLs, EDoF lenses work by creating a single elongated focal point to enhance ‘range of vision’ or ‘depth of focus’.

Kylee Hall
AT LARA offers patients a continuous range of functional vision for far to intermediate distances, with reduced risk of undesired halos or glare.
Kylee Hall, Zeiss medical division manager

Zeiss medical division manager Ms Kylee Hall said there is an increasing demand for premium IOLs as many patients are not satisfied with having to wear glasses for everyday activities, which is often the case when using a conventional monofocal IOL.

“AT LARA 829MP represents the latest advancement in cataract technology and expands Zeiss’ preloaded IOL portfolio to assist our customers in optimally addressing the challenges of surgical cataract and presbyopia correction,” Hall said.

“More and more people want to enjoy exceptional visual performance as soon as possible after cataract surgery. We are enabling our customers to provide every single patient with the best visual perception possible. As many activities in our everyday lives require good vision in the intermediate range, AT LARA offers patients a continuous range of functional vision for far to intermediate distances, with reduced risk of undesired halos or glare.”

An official launch for the IOL will take place in Lisbon at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) Congress in October; however, it is already commercially available and has been implanted more than 1,000 times.

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