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Press release: Tiny Matrix code Enables Fast Delivery of OPHTEC’s Premium Cataract IOLs


Groningen, The Netherlands, February 18th 2021

 OPHTEC announced that it recently integrated an innovative laser marking technology in the production process of its Premium Cataract IOLs. A micro ID matrix code is imprinted in the IOLs loop junctions by this laser. Using this code, special scanners can identify the IOL during the manufacturing process and enable fast and secure production of 2000 different optical characteristics in the IOLs. 

As far as known, OPHTEC is the first IOL Company in the world to have taken this revolutionary step, to be able to identify and track an IOL from the moment the lens is ordered, until the end of the production process. 
OPHTEC is looking forward to using this integrated technology for far future applications leading to ophthalmic innovations. Global marketing director Tiago Guerreiro explains:  “For now we use it for fast production and traceability, the next step is to have fully customized IOLs. We all know how important it is to collect data on performance and efficiency. How helpful would it be to understand the IOLs behavior in situ over years or even decades? OPHTEC is one step closer to getting these answers”

The micro ID code is imprinted outside the optical zone in the IOL’s loop junction and therefore there is no interference with the optic or the patient’s vision. The code is visible through a surgical microscope pre-op, the code is not visible after the lens is implanted. 

For more information contact: 

Tiago Guerreiro
Global Marketing Director 

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