Bausch + Lomb buys AcuFocus and its intraocular lens tech

[Image from AcuFocus]Bausch + Lomb (NYSE:BLCO) announced that its affiliate acquired AcuFocus, a privately held maker of ophthalmic medical devices.

The deal remains pursuant to a merger transaction with the parent company of AcuFocus. Neither company disclosed the financial terms of the transaction.

AcuFocus develops small aperture intraocular technology. Its portfolio includes the IC-8 Apthera intraocular lens (IOL). The lens received FDA approval in July 2022. It’s the first and only small aperture non-toric extended depth of focus (EDOF) IOL for certain patients. These patients have as much as 1.5 diopters of corneal astigmatism. They also wish to address presbyopia at the same time.

The lens provides excellent distance vision through its small aperture technology, AcuFocus says. It also offers clear intermediate and near vision to mitigate the effects of presbyopia.

IC-8 Apthera’s commercial availability includes markets across Europ…

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FDA approves AcuFocus intraocular lens for cataract surgery

[Image from AcuFocus]AcuFocus announced today that it received FDA approval for its IC-8 Apthera intraocular lens for the treatment of cataracts.

Irvine, California-based AcuFocus said in a news release that the Apthera IOL represents the first and only non-toric, extended depth of focus IOL approved for the 82% of cataract patients who have as much as 1.5 diopters (D) of corneal astigmatism.

“We are delighted to receive FDA approval for our first-of-its-kind Apthera IOL,” AcuFocus President and CEO Al Waterhouse said in the release. “The Apthera IOL represents several firsts for surgeons and patients: the first small aperture IOL to receive FDA approval, the first lens indicated for implantation with a monofocal or monofocal toric IOL in the fellow eye, the first extended depth of focus lens indicated for monovision, and the first non-toric IOL indicated for cataract patients with low amounts of corneal astigmatism.”

With proprietary small aperture technol…

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