Alcon, a provider of eye care and cataract surgery, has unveiled AcrySof IQ ReSTOR Multifocal Toric intraocular lens (IOL) outside the US during the 2010 European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) annual meeting in Paris, France.
The new lens, built on AcrySof platform, is designed to provide cataract patients a surgical option that delivers quality vision at all distances with increased spectacle independence.
Alcon president and CEO Kevin Buehler said that this is a significant advancement in IOL technology because it allows surgeons to offer their patients who have pre-existing astigmatism a lens that provides quality vision at all distances after cataract surgery.
“The AcrySof IQ ReSTOR Multifocal Toric IOL combines the technologies of Alcon’s market-leading AcrySof IQ ReSTOR +3 add multifocal IOL and the AcrySof Toric IOL and I believe it will expand the advanced technology IOL market,” Buehler said.
Carones Ophthalmology Center cofounder and medical director Francesco Carones said that the combination of the two technologies addresses an unmet clinical need for patients who have cataracts and astigmatism and also have the desire for an IOL that gives them visual acuity at all distances with less need for glasses.
“The AcrySof IQ ReSTOR Toric will be a powerful option to offer my cataract surgery patients where I can predictably manage their astigmatism without the need for an additional surgery,” Carones said.