J&J Vision Launches Tecnis Eyhance Toric II IOL with Tecnis Simplicity Delivery System in Europe

Source: Johnson & Johnson Vision

Johnson & Johnson Vision announced the launch and availability of its Tecnis Eyhance Toric II IOL with Tecnis Simplicity Delivery System for the treatment of cataracts patients with astigmatism in Europe. This monofocal lens allows for high-quality vision at both intermediate and far distances1 and is specifically engineered for rotational stability.[i]

The Tecnis Eyhance Toric II IOL is the latest innovation in the Tecnis family of IOLs. It allows patients to achieve significantly improved intermediate vision compared with a standard aspheric monofocal IOL, along with 20/20 distance vision.1

“With the novel haptic design of the Tecnis Eyhance Toric II IOL along with excellent rotational stability, I have been able to offer my patients immediate improvements in their functional vision, while also correcting their astigmatism,” Dr. Filomena Ribeiro, Head Director of Ophthalmology, Hospital da Luz, Lisbon, said in a company news release. “Having implanted the Tecnis Eyhance Toric II IOL, I can confidently say that this IOL is a game-changer in the monofocal category and in helping my patients get back to spending more time doing what they love.”

In a survey of 17 European ophthalmologists, who had early access to the Tecnis Eyhance Toric II IOL, all rated their patients as being very satisfied with the lens.2 Meanwhile, more than 79% perceived their patients as being very satisfied with their intermediate and distance vision.2 Additionally, 94% of those surveyed were very satisfied with the handling while implanting the lens, while nearly two-thirds rated the overall performance of the lens as excellent compared to other toric IOLs.2 More than 80% also rated the rotational stability of the lens as excellent compared to other toric IOLs. All those surveyed said they were very likely to continue to use the lens in the future.2

“With this rollout of Tecnis Eyhance Toric II IOL, we are thrilled to extend the benefits of our most advanced monofocal IOL to cataract patients with astigmatism,” said Erin McEachren, Regional Vice President, EMEA, Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision. “It’s an important first in Europe for the monofocal IOL category, as today most lenses in this category only correct vision to help patients with cataracts see things at a distance, and therefore don’t improve the intermediate vision that is required for many important daily tasks. This is another breakthrough in meeting the ever-changing and evolving needs of our patients across Europe and the world.”


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*Based on a clinical study, N=134 achieved mean 20/20 monocular pooled distance BCDVA.

[2] TECNIS Eyhance Toric II IOL – Survey of 17 surgeons about experiences with DIU. Data on file, 2021.

[3] DOF2019OTH4015 – Study NXGT-103-MER3 – Proof of Concept Study for Next-Generation IOL Models MER003 and MER004. Aug. 28, 2019.

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[8] Nunez MX, et al. Consensus on the management of astigmatism in cataract surgery. Clin Ophthalmol 2019;13:311-324. REF2019OTH4555.

[9] University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center website. http://www.kellogg.umich.edu/patientcare/conditions/cataract.html. Accessed November 2020. REF2016OTH0327

[10] Trikha S, et al. The Journey to Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery: New Beginnings or False Dawn? Eye 2013;27:461-473. REF2015OTH0014.

[11] Eurostat – Surgical operations and procedures statistics. https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics- explained/index.php/Surgical_operations_and_procedures_statistics#In-patient_procedures: _cataract_surgery. Accessed April 2021.  REF2018CT4377.

[12] American Optometric Association. Presbyopia. American Optometric Association (AOA) Web site.  https://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/eye-and-vision-problems/glossary-of-eye-and-vision-conditions/presbyopia. Accessed April 2021. REF2019CT4316.

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