Rayner, the manufacturer of the world’s first IOL, has received European CE Mark for its debut hydrophobic fully preloaded IOL injection system.
The RayOne® Hydrophobic IOL is made of a brand new proprietary material that is ultra glistening-free, with a patented and intriguing Cornerstone™ lens shape for ultra stability during lens delivery and post-implantation. The new 6 mm aspheric IOL comes preloaded inside Rayner’s high performance RayOne® injector with a 1.65 mm nozzle tip diameter for sub-2.2 mm micro-incision cataract surgery.
RayOne® Hydrophobic is designed to overcome the compromises that current hydrophobic IOLs present, by providing surgeons with an incredibly easy-to-use solution in the operating room as well as the visual outcomes that cataract patients demand.
“Since the launch of our hydrophilic RayOne® preloaded IOL in 2016, surgeons have told us that they would love to see our highly intuitive delivery system offered with a hydrophobic lens”, said Tim Clover, Rayner CEO, “we are excited to deliver on this request with our new RayOne® Hydrophobic which overcomes the clinical and practical challenges faced by operating room staff on a daily basis.”
Dr. Kevin Waltz, Chief Medical Officer of Central American Eye Clinics, who pioneers first-in-eye implantations and led the pre-launch clinical evaluation for RayOne® Hydrophobic, said “the easy-to-use injector system delivers the lens without drama. The RayOne® Hydrophobic IOL provided consistent, excellent refractive outcomes. There was no VA variance over the first three months after implantation. All lenses were stable and well-centred, with no IOL-related adverse events with 50 lenses implanted”.
“Rayner’s history is full of pioneering innovations and our new preloaded RayOne® Hydrophobic is no exception, with a truly unique proprietary material”, said Nat Davies, Rayner R&D Director, “driven by Rayner’s principle values of providing unrivalled optical quality and patient safety, our new glistening-free lens is designed for a smooth delivery with unrolling behaviour similar to our hydrophilic IOLs. We have achieved all of this through the smallest fully preloaded injector nozzle available (1.65 mm).”
RayOne® Hydrophobic utilises the same true two-step fully preloaded injector as the rest of the RayOne® family of IOLs (Spheric, Aspheric, Toric, Trifocal). “When developing RayOne®, our vision was a single and intuitive platform with an IOL for every patient need”, said Warwick Strand, Rayner Marketing Director, “with the introduction of RayOne® Hydrophobic, we now offer surgeons a choice of IOL material in addition to a selection of advanced optic technologies”. Supporting this vision, RayOne® Hydrophobic is available in one size across a full power range (-10 to +32D) so that only one monofocal IOL is required for all patients.