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FDA Approval for the IC-8® Apthera™ Intraocular Lens

The First and Only Small Aperture Lens for Cataract Surgery


  • The Apthera extended depth of focus IOL uses proprietary small aperture technology to filter out peripheral defocused light, allowing only focused light to reach the retina.
  • Results from the U.S. pivotal trial showed Apthera IOL subjects achieved statistically superior uncorrected intermediate and near vision, and equivalent distance vision and contrast sensitivity compared to control subjects.
  • The number of people in the U.S. with a cataract, a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye, is expected
    to double from 24.4 million to about 50 million by 2050.1

View our press release here.