Healthcare Industry News: COVID-19
News Release - May 27, 2020
Bausch & Lomb Announces The European Launch Of LuxSmart(TM) And LuxGood(TM) Preloaded Intraocular LensesLuxSmart and LuxGood Feature Pure Refractive Optics (PRO) Technology
Bausch & Lomb Enters the European Presbyopia Market with LuxSmart
LAVAL, Quebec, May 27, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Bausch & Lomb, a leading global eye health business of Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) ("Bausch Health"), today announced the European launch of the company's first Extended Depth of Focus intraocular lens (IOL), LuxSmart™, and a new monofocal IOL, LuxGood™. Both feature preloaded delivery systems and Pure Refractive Optics (PRO) Technology.
The LuxSmart and LuxGood IOLs utilize PRO technology, a design that is based only on refractive profiles and has no diffraction areas so patients are less likely to experience dysphotopsia.1,2 With the launch of this new platform, Bausch & Lomb now offers a complete range of innovative IOLs in Europe. Additionally, a toric version will become available later this year.
"LuxSmart and LuxGood feature an innovative premium optic design and PRO technology that reduces dysphotopsia, a common phenomenon that can occur in some premium IOLs and compromise a patient's vision," said Thomas Appio, president, Bausch & Lomb/International. "Bausch & Lomb will continue to focus its efforts on developing innovative products that meet the growing patient demand for premium cataract options."
LuxSmart and LuxGood also feature a proprietary acrylic hydrophobic cross-linked copolymer material with an ultraviolet (UV) absorber that protects the eyes against damaging UV light. The platform is based on a 4-point fixation haptic design to achieve lens centration, rotational stability, posterior capsule opacification resistance3,4,5 and greater refractive predictability.6 The platform is available with and without violet light filtering.
Currently, more than 1.7 billion people in the world are afflicted with presbyopia, which typically begins around 40 to 45 years of age.7
About Bausch & Lomb
Bausch & Lomb, a leading global eye health business of Bausch Health Companies Inc., is solely focused on helping people see. Its core businesses include over-the-counter products, dietary supplements, eye care products, ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, contact lenses, lens care products, ophthalmic surgical devices and instruments. Bausch & Lomb develops, manufactures and markets one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in the industry, which is available in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.bauschsurgical.eu.
About Bausch Health
Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) is a global company whose mission is to improve people's lives with our health care products. We develop, manufacture and market a range of pharmaceutical, medical device and over-the-counter products, primarily in the therapeutic areas of eye health, gastroenterology and dermatology. We are delivering on our commitments as we build an innovative company dedicated to advancing global health. More information can be found at www.bauschhealth.com.
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2. Lee, Y, Grzegorz L et al. Assessment of the image quality of extended depth-of-focus intraocular lens models in polychromatic light. J Cataract Refract Surg 2020; 46: 108-115.
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6. Alió JL, Plaza-Puche AB, Javaloy J et al. Clinical and Optical Intraocular Performance of Rotationally Asymmetric Multifocal IOL Plate-Haptic Design Versus C-Loop Haptic Design. Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2013;29(4):252-259
7. Fundamentals of Presbyopia: visual processing and binocularity in its transformation. Olga I. Rozanova, Andrey G. Shchuko and Tatyana S. Mischenko (2018).
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