June 2013
Volume 54, Issue 15
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ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   June 2013
Performance of a new preloaded insertion system for a 1-piece hydrophobic-acrylic, aspheric intraocular lens
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Steven Anderson
    Abbott Medical Optics Inc., Santa Ana, CA
  • Lucas Feuchter
    Abbott Medical Optics Inc., Santa Ana, CA
  • Roland Pohl
    Abbott Medical Optics Inc., Santa Ana, CA
  • Michael Amon
    Abbott Medical Optics Inc., Santa Ana, CA
    Ophthalmology, Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Brüder Wien, Vienna, Austria
  • Oliver Findl
    Abbott Medical Optics Inc., Santa Ana, CA
    Ophthalmology, VIROS - A Karl Landsteiner Institute, Vienna, Austria
  • Gandolf Sauder
    Abbott Medical Optics Inc., Santa Ana, CA
    Ophthalmology, Charlottenklinik für Augenheilkunde, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships Steven Anderson, Abbott Medical Optics, Inc. (E); Lucas Feuchter, Abbott Medical Optics Inc. (E); Roland Pohl, AMO Germany GmbH (E); Michael Amon, None; Oliver Findl, Abbott (C), Croma (C), Zeiss (C); Gandolf Sauder, None
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science June 2013, Vol.54, 1846. doi:https://doi.org/
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      Steven Anderson, Lucas Feuchter, Roland Pohl, Michael Amon, Oliver Findl, Gandolf Sauder; Performance of a new preloaded insertion system for a 1-piece hydrophobic-acrylic, aspheric intraocular lens. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2013;54(15):1846. doi: https://doi.org/.

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Abstract
 
Purpose
 

To evaluate clinical acceptability and handleability of the TECNIS iTec preloaded insertion system (iTec) for implantation of the TECNIS® 1-piece hydrophobic-acrylic, aspheric intraocular lens (Model ZCB00).

 
Methods
 

Prospective, open-label, non-comparative, case series across three (3) surgical sites. The iTec is designed for the storage and delivery of TECNIS® 1-piece IOLs, through a 2.2 mm to 2.4 mm incision, following small-incision cataract surgery. Three surgeons at 3 different sites assessed the inserter on a scale of 1=poor/difficult, 2=fair, 3=average, 4=good, 5=excellent/easy.

 
Results
 

The insertion system was used in 24 cataract surgery cases. There were no inserter-related complications during lens implantation. The mean overall score for satisfaction with the iTec was 4.5 (excellent). Investigators reported that filling the device with viscoelastic, depressing the plunger to fold the IOL, and placing the IOL in the bag were all easy (mean score 5.0 for each). Torque required to advance IOL through the tube and IOL delivery speed were good (4.3 for both). Length of time for IOL unfolding, overall surgeon control during delivery, and overall ease of use were also rated excellent (5.0, 4.7, and 4.7). All surgeons reported that the IOL was in excellent condition after implantation, with no scratching or debris residue on the lens. Convenience in comparison to non- preloaded systems and the impact of the device on OR efficiency was good to excellent (3.7 and 4.7, respectively). Other benefits of the system noted by the investigators were not having to resterilize the inserter, and the inserter could be used successfully through a 2.2 mm incision.

 
Conclusions
 

The TECNIS iTec preloaded insertion system provided good to excellent handleability and surgeon acceptability for planar insertion of the TECNIS® 1-piece IOL into the capsular bag of the eye after phacoemulsification cataract surgery.

 
 
TECNIS iTec Preloaded Delivery System
 
TECNIS iTec Preloaded Delivery System
 
Keywords: 445 cataract • 465 clinical (human) or epidemiologic studies: systems/equipment/techniques • 567 intraocular lens  
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