Worthing, United Kingdom. Rayner, the only UK manufacturer of intraocular lenses (IOLs), today announced the launch of RayOne Hydrophobic BLF. Made of its proprietary ultra glistening-free hydrophobic material, RayOne Hydrophobic BLF is Rayner’s first blue light filtering IOL.
RayOne Hydrophobic BLF expands Rayner’s RayOne lens portfolio from seven to eight variants, now with an option for surgeons who wish to offer patients a blue light filtering IOL that could help to protect the retina from potentially harmful blue light and may be useful in reducing the risk of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) in pseudophakic eyes.
Rayner CEO, Tim Clover, said of the launch: “Over a third of all lenses implanted have blue light filtering properties so we are thrilled to supplement our RayOne Hydrophobic solution with the new BLF variant, and offer surgeons the choice between clear and yellow IOL options.”
Packaged in Rayner’s award-winning fully preloaded injector system, RayOne Hydrophobic BLF benefits from the same aspheric aberration-neutral optic design and patented Cornerstone tabs as the clear variant, which combine with anti-vaulting haptic technology to create superb stability once inside the capsular bag. Rayner’s hydrophobic material is not dependent on the temperature within the operating theatre, so it arrives ready-to-use with no warming or waiting needed for an efficient surgical procedure.
Unlike some blue light filtering IOLs, RayOne Hydrophobic BLF does not block all blue light, a small amount is still transmitted through the lens to stimulate the natural circadian rhythm for a healthy sleep-wake cycle.
Dr. Till C. Werner, ophthalmic surgeon at Dr. Werner & Kollegen in Germany, implanted the world’s first RayOne Hydrophobic BLF on 2ndNovember 2021 as part of the pre-launch evaluation, and commented: “I was honoured to implant the very first RayOne Hydrophobic BLF blue light filter IOL from Rayner. The hydrophobic lens ejected predictably from the preloaded injector and unfolded very smoothly inside the eye.”
RayOne Hydrophobic BLF is now commercially available from 0.0 D to +32.0 D in CE certificate-accepting countries.
To learn more, speak to your Rayner representative today or visitwww.rayner.com/BLF