BAUSCH + LOMB Announces the Launch of a New Platform of Preloaded Intraocular Lenses, LuxSmart™ and LuxGood™

LuxSmart™ will allow the company to access the presbyopia market with Pure Refractive Optics (PRO) Technology

Bausch + Lomb, a leading eye health company and a wholly owned division of Bausch Health Companies Inc, today announced the launch of the company’s first presbyopia correcting intraocular lens (IOL), LuxSmart™, and its monofocal version, LuxGood™. Both feature preloaded delivery systems and Pure Refractive Optics (PRO) Technology.  

LuxSmart™ and LuxGood™ comprise a hydrophobic material and represent the launch of a new platform for Bausch + Lomb, forming part of a complete range of innovative IOLs. A toric version using the same platform will also become available, in addition to the monofocal and PC-IOLs.  With a growing patient need within the premium market sector, Bausch + Lomb continues to focus its efforts on delivering further premium IOLs and providing a complete platform.

This new IOL range utilises Pure Refractive Optics Technology (PRO Technology), where the design is based only on refractive profiles, meaning there are no diffraction areas, hence avoiding dysphotopsic phenomena.

LuxSmart™ and LuxGood™ also feature an acrylic hydrophobic cross-linked copolymer material which includes a UV absorber to protect against light that could lead to ocular damage. This platform is based on the 4-point fixation haptic design in order to achieve capsular stability, rotational stability, PCO resistance1,2,3 and greater refractive predictability4. Haptic designs like Bausch + Lomb’s proven classic Akreos® AO platform, has over 20 years of experience in the market. This platform will be available with, and without, violet light filtering; clear and yellow options.

LuxSmart™ IOL will offer an extended range of vision to cover the major needs of presbyopic patients in their daily activities. Currently, over 1.7 billion people in the world are afflicted with presbyopia, which typically starts from 40 – 45 years of age, a period of high professional and creative activity requiring the analyses of a significant volume of visual information.5 Europeans of 55 years and older spend at least 6 hours per day on leisure activities, including playing games, using the computer,  watching television, socializing and communicating, participating in sports and recreation, and other activities including travel6. Besides leisure activities, several working distances are also needed for performing other common daily tasks, such as cooking, seeing the speedometer in a car, or walking on uneven ground.

With the introduction of LuxSmart™, we are happy to access the presbyopia market with truly innovative premium IOL designs, avoiding the usual dysphotopsic phenomena that can compromise patient vision with typical diffractive optics” said Luc Bonnefoy Vice President Surgical International, Bausch + Lomb7. “The Pure Refractive Optics Technology (PRO Technology) represents a great opportunity for patients to experience the benefits of presbyopia correcting IOLs, but without the discomfort of dysphotopsic symptoms.
– Commented Laura Pérez, Cataract & High Tech Marketing Manager International, Bausch + Lomb.

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.  

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1. Prinz A, Neumayer T, Buehl W et al. Rotational stability and posterior capsule opacification of a plate-haptic and an open-loop-haptic intraocular lens. J Cataract Refract Surg 2011; 37:251–257.

2. Hirnschall N, Nishi Y, Crnej A, et al. Capsular bag stability and posterior capsule opacification of a plate-haptic design microincision cataract surgery intraocular lens: 3-year results of a randomised trial. Br J Ophthalmol 2013;97: 1565–1568.

3 Choi M, Lazo MZ, Kang M et al. Effect of number and position of intraocular lens haptics on anterior capsule contraction: a randomized, prospective trial. BMC Ophthalmology (2018) 18:78.

4. 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

5. Fundamentals of Presbyopia: visual processing and binocularity in its transformation. Olga I. Rozanova, Andrey G. Shchuko and Tatyana S. Mischenko (2018).

6. Definition and clinical relevance of the concept of functional vision in cataract surgery ESCRS Position Statement on Intermediate Vision. ESCRS Functional Vision Working Group.

7. Son HS and Khoramnia R. 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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