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Alcon Canada Introduces the Clareon IOL with the AutonoMe Preloaded Intraocular Lens Delivery System 2021-02-11

Alcon, the global leader in eye care, is pleased to announce a nationwide launch of the Clareon intraocular lens (IOL) with the AutonoMe delivery system in Canada. AutonoMe is the first-and-only automated, disposable, preloaded IOL delivery system that enables precise delivery of the IOL into the capsular bag in patients undergoing cataract surgery. The new device is being introduced with the Clareon IOL, a new BioMaterial with an advanced design that enables exceptional vision, low edge glare and exceptional optic clarity.


"The introduction of Clareon IOL with AutonoMe is an exciting addition to our surgical portfolio that will benefit surgeons and their patients undergoing cataract surgery," said Brian O'Neal, General Manager of Alcon Canada. "Clareon IOL with AutonoMe delivery system builds upon the legacy of the AcrySof platform, enhanced with the newest optic material and a cutting-edge, intuitive and easy-to-use device that allows precise and controlled IOL delivery."


The Clareon hydrophobic acrylic IOL is made of a patented, innovative optic polymer material. Clareon builds on and maintains the benefits of the proven AcrySof platform with a new optic BioMaterial that offers cataract patients exceptional optical clarity.


"Comfort and efficiency during the cataract surgery are key to achieving better outcomes," said Dr. Pierre Faber, clinical professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of British Columbia. "This new, easy-to-use device is great news for surgeons as it can improve the procedure with precise and controlled IOL delivery and may help reduce surgical time."


The AutonoMe delivery system preloaded with the Clareon IOL is designed with advancements intended to benefit both surgeons and cataract patients. Its automated CO2-powered delivery mechanism and intuitive, ergonomic design allow precise and simplified single-handed control of IOL placement during cataract surgery.


Following Health Canada approval in 2020, Alcon debuted the Clareon IOL with AutonoMe delivery system with a select group of Canadian ophthalmologists across the country and is now expanding availability nationwide.

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