Advanced Medical Optics and Ophtec to work on new phakic IOL (intraocular lens):
This article was originally published in Clinica
Advanced Medical Optics (AMO) and Ophtec are to collaborate on the design and regulatory approval strategy of Veriflex, a new foldable version of the Verisyse phakic intraocular lens (IOL) for which AMO holds global distribution rights. Under a similar agreement for Veriflex, AMO will be the exclusive distributor of the lens in the US, Japan and Europe. Both the Veriflex and Verisyse phakic IOLs are designed for implantation in patients whose refractive errors cannot be corrected by current refractive surgical methods such as LASIK. The Verisyse, already available in Europe, is currently awaiting the final green light from the FDA after having received approval recommendation from the ophthalmic devices panel in February this year.