Navigation Links
Crystalens HD(TM) Receives FDA Approval

Newest Version of the Only FDA Approved Accommodating Lens Designed to

Further Improve Near Vision

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Bausch & Lomb announced today that it has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the Crystalens HD(TM) in the United States. Crystalens accommodating intraocular lens (IOL) was first approved by the FDA in November 2003. The Crystalens HD is the fourth generation of the only FDA approved accommodating lens.

The surface of the Crystalens HD has been shaped to enhance the depth of focus with a proprietary optical modification. The enhanced optic provides an increased depth of focus which is designed to improve near vision without compromising intermediate or distance vision. The HD lens does this without inducing increased undesirable dysphotopsia or night vision symptoms.

A total of 125 primary eyes were implanted with the Crystalens HD in patients who had a visually significant cataract, less than 1 diopter of corneal astigmatism, and the potential for best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 20/25 or better in both eyes. Of these patients, 80% reported vision at J2 or better at four (4) months.

"Extensive market research has clearly indicated that patients and surgeons alike are asking for a truly accommodating IOL as their choice of lens. With these results, where patients reported getting one more line of near vision, we are coming ever closer to meeting the desired need for an optic that does provide truly good near vision without compromising the quality of vision at intermediate or distance," said Michael Judy, Chief Marketing Officer at Bausch & Lomb Surgical.

Dr. John Hovanesian was a Principal Investigator in the FDA study. Dr. Hovanesian serves as Clinical Instructor at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA in California and is in private practice at Harvard Eye Associates in Laguna Hills, California.

"If I were a patient having cataract surgery, I would want an IOL that projects a single point of focus and also provides a broad range of distance, intermediate and near vision. The Crystalens HD is the best available lens to achieve that goal," said Dr. Hovanesian. "There is no question that the HD will be my lens of choice for presbyopia correction in patients with cataracts."

Bausch & Lomb officials said that surgeons will be instructed to continue to use the same surgical protocols for the Crystalens HD as they have used in the past. The Company has said that it will begin shipping the Crystalens HD the week of July 7th.


Crystalens HD is a product developed by Bausch & Lomb. To learn more about Crystalens HD, please visit The Crystalens(R) Call Center is 1-888-393-6642.


Bausch & Lomb is an eye health company dedicated to perfecting vision and enhancing life. Bausch & Lomb offers the world's most comprehensive portfolio of eye health products. The Company has one of the oldest, best known and most respected healthcare brands in the world. Bausch & Lomb offers a full suite of products in cataract and vitreoretinal surgery including intraocular lenses and delivery systems, phacomulsification equipment and other surgical instruments and devices. To learn more about Bausch & Lomb, visit

SOURCE Bausch & Lomb
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. GSW Worldwide Named Agency of Record for BioBehavioral Diagnostics Companys MMAT/ADHD(TM) System
2. Weight Watchers Receives Adverse U.K. VAT Ruling
3. Instrumentation Laboratory Receives Performance Award from Premier for Second Consecutive Year
4. Labopharm Receives Response from FDA Regarding its Once-Daily Tramadol Product
5. Quark Pharmaceuticals Receives FDA Approval of IND for Kidney Transplant siRNA Drug DGFi
6. Preshaw receives Young Investigator Award
7. Childers receives research in Oral Biology Award
8. Melvin receives Salivary Research Award
9. Fischman receives Pharmacology/Therapeutics/Toxicology Research Award
10. Atchison receives Behavioral, Epidemiological and Health Services Research Award
11. Derma Sciences Receives FDA Clearance to Sell MEDIHONEY(TM) Over the Counter
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/24/2015)... M.D. (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... new award for its exceptional customer service: the TrustDale certification. The award recognizes ... The Baltimore stone honing , tile and grout, and hard surface restoration ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... Autism Speaks, the world’s leading ... driven by social media and the generosity of people around the world. On December ... media networks to give – and share the personal stories behind those gifts. ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... ... Peck’s mother wondered if she was a descendant of Samuel Fuller, a passenger on the ... for information, Don and his aunt discovered that she was not, in fact, related to ... Don’s father who was descended from not one, but four passengers on the famed ship ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Dehydration, defined as a loss of body water content, can ... sun, and heat stroke and death will quickly follow. A normal human body is ... cell, system and structure requires water to function properly. Kleyne, who believes that medical ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... CA (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... College District , the only authorized OSHA Training Institute Education Center in Northern ... injuries during the holiday season’s major sales events. As the volume of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... , Nov. 24, 2015  Array BioPharma Inc. ... Chief Executive Officer, Ron Squarer , will ... in New York.  The public is welcome to ... the Array BioPharma website.Event:Piper Jaffray Annual Healthcare ConferencePresenter:  ... December 2, 2015Time:1:30 p.m. Eastern Time Webcast: ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , 24. November 2015 ... Breathing Pacemaker Systems, ist erfreut, die Berufung ... Consultant bekannt geben zu können. ...   --> Foto - ... (Schweden). Von 1984-1986 war er Fellow ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , Nov. 24, 2015 Avery Biomedical Devices ... pleased to announce the appointment of Anders Jonzon ... Dr. Jonzon is ... at Children,s Hospital, Uppsala University, Uppsala and Children,s Hospital, ... he was a fellow at the Cardiovascular Institute (UCSF). ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: