intraocular lens

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in·tra·oc·u·lar lens

(IOL) (in'tră-ok'yū-lăr lenz)
A mechanical transplant used in ophthalmology to replace the natural lens that has ceased to function due to disease (e.g., cataract) or otherwise functionally disrupted.
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Intraocular lens

Lens made of silicone or plastic placed within the eye; can be corrective.
Mentioned in: Cataract Surgery
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Cataract alter minor trauma in a young patient with an iris-fixated intraocular lens for high myopia.
The Fred Hollows Intraocular Lens Laboratory started with the production of 15,000 lenses in 1995; last year it produced 160,000 lenses.
Kretz et al., "Clinical evaluation of an extended depth of focus intraocular lens with the salzburg reading desk," Journal of Refractive Surgery, vol.
Practice patterns of cataract surgeons at academic medical centres for the management of inadequate capsule support for intracapsular or sulcus intraocular lens placement during cataract surgery.
The viable options therefore include epikeratophakia anterior chamber IOL implant iris fixated intraocular lens and sclera fixated posterior chamber IOL implants.
Cataract surgery is a simple procedure during which the natural lens in the patient's eye is surgically replaced with an intraocular lens (IOL).
On the other hand, through the acquisition, Alcon will enhance its existing global cataract portfolio, which includes surgical products for cataract surgery such as equipment for cataract procedures, as well as intraocular lens to treat cataracts and correct refractive errors, like presbyopia and astigmatism.Country: GermanySector: HealthcareTarget: SensoMotoric Instruments' ophthalmic divisionBuyer: Alcon IncVendor: SensoMotoric Instruments GmbH (SMI)Type: DivestmentStatus: Closed
In addition, Margaret Stowe spoke on being a probationer nurse under the supervision of the famous ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, and a more technical insight was given by Geoff Woodruff, consultant ophthalmologist at Leicester Royal Infirmary and an admirer of the intraocular lens pioneer.
Among the areas they consider are managing capsulorhexis and complications, soft and mature cataract management and complications, intraocular lens implantation in the absence of adequate capsular support, machine management in complicated cases, toxic anterior segment syndrome and endophthalmitis, and prevention pearls and damage control.
Patients who needed the scleral fixation of IOL because of the absence of sufficient capsular structure to support the intraocular lens were included.
Accurate intraocular lens (IOL) power calculation in cataract surgery is essential to achieve the postoperative target refraction and high patient satisfaction.
has received CE (Conformite Europeenne) Mark of the Harmoni Modular Intraocular Lens System for the visual correction of aphakia in adult patients in whom a cataractous lens has been removed, the company said.