• MarketWatch

    Lenstec, Inc. has begun selling its Softec HD Oval IOL in the U.S. The FDA approved the Softec in June as the first oval, one-piece foldable IOL for treating cataract patients.

    Its unique oval center measures 5.75 mm x 6.5 mm and provides almost 30 percent more coverage across the visual plane compared to standard IOLs, a Lenstec press release stated. It is also the largest, single-piece foldable IOL available.

    The Softec is part of Lenstec's Precision Series line of premium IOLs. Based on the company's proprietary lens manufacturing technology, these lenses are designed to provide better predictability and precision in cataract surgery by reducing variability.

    "We are very excited with the rapid early adaption of this IOL in the market, with nearly 1,000 Softec implants by approximately 50 ophthalmologists in just six weeks," said Lenstec CEO John Clough. "The very positive comments from surgeons and demand for this oval IOL are impressive."