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Better vision for AMD patients.

Donald Munro Donald Munro Follow Apr 03, 2014 · 1 min read
Better vision for AMD patients.
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TOKYO World Ophthalmic Congress

Better vision for AMD patients

Prof. Dr. med. G U Auffarth


TOKYO World Ophthalmic Congress — A novel multifocal intraocular lens with high near addition provides low vision patients with good distance vision and the ability to read with reduced or no need for specialized devices, reported Prof. Dr. med. Gerd U. Auffarth, Chairman of the Eye Department and Head of the D J Apple Laboratory at the University of Heidelberg.

The Oculentis Lentis Mplus High Add IOL is a hydrophobic acrylic biconvex IOL which has a +8 D sector-shaped near addition resulting in 6 D of near correction at the spectacle plane and 1.5 times magnifying power. “It provides image magnification for near — quite useful for AMD patients who normally have to rely on low vision reading aids such as magnifying glasses or electronic reading desks,” Prof. Auffarth told surgeons attending the World Ophthalmology Congress.

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Donald J. Munro is the Business Development Director of the Laboratory, University of Heidelberg.