Bausch + Lomb announced the introduction of the SimplifEYE IOL delivery system, which is available exclusively for the enVista MX60PL and the enVista toric MX60PT, the first preloaded toric IOL available in the United States.
“Surgeons recognize that using a preloaded IOL system can streamline the lens preparation process and help provide consistent IOL delivery,” Chuck Hess, vice president and general manager, U.S. Surgical, Bausch + Lomb, said in a company news release. “Now, for the first time, surgeons can offer their patients the excellent outcomes provided by the enVista glistening-free optic while helping to maintain the lens’ integrity and reduce the risks associated with handling.”
The SimplifEYE delivery system facilitates smooth and consistent implantation of enVista lenses into the capsular bag in just three steps through an incision as small as 2.2 mm. The fully enclosed SnapSet cartridge houses an untouched IOL to help ensure proper positioning and reduce the risk of lens damage, according to Bausch + Lomb.
The beveled tip of the SimplifEYE system permits consistent lens folding to afford surgeons reproducible and reliable delivery of the enVista IOL into the capsular bag. Clear construction provides visualization of the IOL during implantation, and the proprietary coating technology of the inserter eliminates linear additive transfer deposits on the surface of the IOLs after implantation.1 Finally, a viscoelastic port ensures proper IOL lubrication that allows for smooth passage of the IOL during delivery.
“In my experience, this new delivery system allows for streamlined IOL insertion, and the lens then unfolds quickly, both of which contribute substantially to enhancing efficiency in my OR,” Dee Stephenson, MD, from Stephenson Eye Associates in Venice, Florida and first surgeon to use the SimplifEYE system to implant an MX60PT, said in the news release. “I look forward to having continued access to these advantages while also offering patients the many benefits that the enVista platform offers.”
The enVista MX60PL offers a wide range of powers for preloaded IOLa (0-34D). The enVista toric (MX60PT) offers rotational stability as well as the lowest cylinder power of 1.25D, which allows surgeons to correct more of their astigmatic patients. Both preloaded lenses also offer the benefits of a zero spherical aberration (SA) optic with excellent focus tolerance and contrast sensitivity as well as StableFlex technology, which provides improved material properties to deliver more rapid unfolding and enhanced optic recovery following delivery. Because both lenses are uniform power center-to-edge, neither are affected by tilt and decentration.