1.8mm Incision Reality – The key element for successful Micro Incision Cataract Surgery (MICS).
Key Features & Benefits
Micro Incision Cataract Surgery (MICS) through a 1.8mm incision
Enhanced contrast sensitivity and better vision quality are delivered by Bausch + Lomb aspheric, aberration-free designed Advanced Optics1
Designed to reduce PCO due to 360° barrier edge2,3
The Akreos AO Micro Incision Lens, Akreos MICS, is designed to be injected through a 1.8mm incision, delivering the patient advantages of a smaller incision.
1.8mm MICS Requires the Material Difference
The Akreos MICS is crafted from a Bausch + Lomb proprietary acrylic material that makes it optimal for today’s micro incision requirements. The lens can be compressed to fit through a 1.8mm incision unfolding smoothly once implanted into the eye and recovering its initial shape without damage.
Better Vision for More People
The Akreos MICS is designed to be free of spherical aberration. Optical performance is unaffected by optical or anatomical decentration or by pupil size due to uniform centre-to-edge power.1
More predictable and repeatable refractive outcomes can be expected with a broader patient population.
Aberration-Free Design Helps to Enhance Depth of Field
The Akreos MICS maintains the natural positive spherical aberrations compared to aspheric aberrated IOLs. With its aberration-free design, Akreos MICS helps to improve depth of field in comparison to an aspheric aberrated IOL.
The four-point fixation of the Akreos MICS haptics help optimise stability and centration in the capsular bag.
A 360° x 90° posterior barrier edge on the optic, including the haptic-optic junction, ensures optimum lens epithelial cell blockage that can cause Posterior Capsular Opacification (PCO), a secondary clouding of the capsular bag after cataract surgery. These combine with reinforced haptics and a 10° angulation to maintain consistent and controlled pressure on the capsule.
For more information or advice about surgical products, always consult your eye care professional.
Akreos MICS References
1. Griffith E. Altmann, MS, MBA, Louis D. Nichamin, MD, Stephen S. Lane, MD, Jay S. Pepose, MD, PhD. Optical performance of 3 intraocular lens designs in the presence of decentration, J Cataract Refract Surg 2005; 31:574–585
2. Kugelberg M, Wejde G, Jayaram H, et al. Posterior capsule opacification after implantation of a hydrophilic or a hydrophobic acrylic intraocular lens: one-year follow-up. J Cataract Refract Surg 2006; 32:1627-1631
3. Okihiro Nishi, MD, Kayo Nishi, MD, Yashuhiro Osakabe, PhD. Effect of intraocular lenses on preventing posterior capsule opacification: Design versus material, J Cataract Refract Surg 2004; 30:2170-2176
*A-constant, ACD and Surgeon Factor are estimates only. It is recommended that each surgeon develop his/her own values.