Bari, March 23, 2018 - SIFI, Italian leader in the development of ophthalmic therapeutic solutions
This innovative IOL will be implanted for the first time during a live surgery carried out by Vittorio Picardo, MD, at XXI AICCER Congress, on Friday 23rd in Bari- Italy.
The peculiarity of this intraocular lens is in its innovative optic design which features an anterior surface equipped with EDOF (Extended Depth of Focus) optics to assure a continuum of focus between far vision and near vision, to correct presbyopia, and a posterior toric surface for the correction of corneal astigmatism.
For eye surgeons who will implant Mini WELL Toric Ready the Mini Toric Calculator is available online at www.minitoriccalculator.com. The calculator is based on the Alpins Method, which is considered the most precise and performing IOL power calculator, thanks to its powerful algorithm based on vector analytic approach to astigmatism analysis. Furthermore, the Mini Toric Calculator includes “Pre-operative planning” as well as the ‘Refractive surprise analysis’ module, to manage difficult post-op refractive outcomes.
Mini WELL Toric Ready, represents an incredible step forward for both eye surgeons and cataract patients as it can provide the correction of both presbyopia and astigmatism through the same refractive cataract procedure.
Uncorrected presbyopia is in fact one of the most important causes of visual impairment worldwide due to the progressive aging of the population. It is an interference in vision due to a gradual loss of the ability to focus on images closely. It is a natural and physiological phenomenon that affects all human beings after age 45. Main causes of presbyopia include progressive decrease in crystalline plasticity and reduced functional capacity in the ciliary muscle.
Astigmatism, on the other hand, is a visual disorder that can seriously hinder quality of sight, especially when higher than 1 Diopter. Astigmatism is currently one of the main obstacles to a spectacle-free vision after cataract refractive surgery.
“SIFI's constant focus on innovation continues with the MINI WELL TORIC launch, a breakthrough EDOF IOL that can provide to surgeons a strong choice for their cataract patient delivering functional vision in all distances with full range of astigmatism correction” commented Gilberto Dalesio, SIFI Chief Commercial Officer.
SIFI is the leading Italian ophthalmic company, focused on eye care since 1935. SIFI designs, manufactures and markets innovative pharmaceutical specialty products, surgical and medical devices. Headquartered in Catania, Sicily, SIFI operates directly in Italy, Romania and Mexico with a staff of more than 370 people worldwide. Since June 2015, SIFI is backed by 21 Investimenti, a private equity firm founded by Alessandro Benetton, which
supports the company’s international expansion and portfolio development strategy. More information available at www.sifigroup.com.
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