OCT 07, 2015
Alcon reports that the U.S. FDA has approved its AcrySof IQ aspheric IOL with the UltraSert pre-loaded delivery system.
The company says the delivery system combines the control of a manually loaded device with the convenience of a disposable preloaded injector designed with a plunger for more controlled delivery of the IOL into the capsular bag.
Alcon says the design also helps create a less invasive corneal incision during cataract surgery. The smaller nozzle tip allows for a corneal incision as small as 2.2 mm, while a depth guard nozzle prevents the device from being inserted deeper into the incision than necessary, preserving the size of the original corneal incision.
“In testing this device, I was immediately impressed with its smooth control and single hand delivery,” said Dr. Robert Lehmann, MD, FACS, a practicing ophthalmologist at the Lehmann Eye Center of Nacogdoches, Texas. “I believe it will give the surgeon excellent control during the procedure to ensure a consistent delivery of the IOL into the eye. There are many surgeons who are highly interested in pre-loaded devices, and UltraSert represents a major step forward in pre-loaded delivery system technology.”
The UltraSert system received CE mark approval in June.