Our devices capture and respond to zonular forces with unprecedented amount of movement:
Stunning movement of our axial shift, single foldable monofocal optic, AD-IOL movement in vivo, during physiologic stimulation of accommodation. UBM in an animal eye, during stimulation of accommodation via Edinger-Westphal nucleus. The response matches the response of young crystalline lenses in both amplitude and movement dynamics.
Zonular Capture Haptics technology creates a functional bond between zonules and the equatorial portion of individual haptics.
The haptics transmit zonular disaccommodative tension to the IOL system.
Zonular Capture Haptics are tuned to disaccommodate at the very low level of force generated by zonules.
When zonular tension abates during accommodation, the elasticity of the haptics transmit accommodative force to the IOL system.
Zonular Capture Haptics constitute enabling technology that can be applied equally well to any type of Accommodative-Disaccommodative Intraocular Lens (AD-IOL) System.
Dual Mode Accommodating & Disaccommodating IOL
The dual mode AD-IOL has both axial shift and shape shift of the optic for maximal accommodation. This mimics the function of the natural crystalline lens. Our new prototype, shown below, was fabricated and underwent initial testing in the fall of 2017. This lens greatly exceeds the accommodating range of all other IOL's in development. The video below shows the fluid filled optic change shape with accommodation and disaccommodation on a mechanical stretcher. This is unprecedented, as no competitor has been able to show any video evidence of movement, or change in shape of their prototypes.